Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Who is having abortions? --
From the Orlando Sentinel

From the work of Brookings Institution economics scholar Melissa Kearney:

There were 1.3 million abortions in 2000, the most recent year for which detailed abortion data are available, Kearney reports. That is one abortion for every three births.

But less than 20 percent were to teenagers, while 70 percent were to women in their 20s and early 30s. Eighty percent of abortions were to unmarried women, but only 25 percent were to women living in poverty.

So the commonly accepted profile of a woman having an abortion is very far off the mark.

She is not a careless adolescent. She is almost as likely to be white (41 percent) as to be a member of a minority.

What is most troubling in Kearney's report is that half of abortions are to women who already have had an abortion, and 60 percent of abortions are to women who already have one child.
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Blogger Queenie said...

Population control!


11:47 PM  

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