Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Classes Would Be a lot Larger...

This is another oldie but a goodie from Senator Rick Santorum.  If you don't think I'm excited for Rick Santorum potentially winning the Republican Candidacy, you're wrong. 

Rick Santorum stated that one in three pregnancies in America ended in abortion.  If you wanted to read an article that goes away from my cynicism and sarcasm, I would recommend going to that link and just looking at the figures.  It's more educational that way.

Well, to quote Dr. Cox from Scrubs, you're wrong.

In 2003, PolitiFact found that just under one in four pregnancies ended in abortion.  Further, this assumes that those having an abortion would not have children in the future.  Which is also incorrect.  53% of those who had abortions stated that they planned on having children in the future. 

But you may ask, that was from 2003 what about a closer date to now?  Isn't it true that abortions are generally increasing with time as we go away from traditional family values?  The Guttmacher Institute has shown that the rate of abortions have gone down over time.  There was a peak in 1981 with 29.3 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 to 19.6 in 2008.


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