Thursday, September 8, 2011
Rate of unintended pregnancies increase
Now, I found this news article about unintended pregnancies and the problems involved. In light of this Christians continue to spout the idea of abstinence only education. And the pope one of the most evil men in my opinion says no condoms. Here is an excerpt from the article and the link. I just can't believe that people allow this idea of abstinence only to continue.
I fell that this issue is of utmost importance, when we have a high chance, of a republican entering office. Even if you vote republican vote for safe sex please. Any one can see this is an issue we need to address as rational thinkers.
In the first research to document unintended pregnancies in the United States since 2001, researchers at the Guttmacher Institute in New York found that of the 6.7 million pregnancies in 2006, 49 percent were unintended. In 2001, that number was 48 percent.
The unintended pregnancy rate among poor women ages 15 to 44 rose from 88 per 1,000 women in 1994 to 132 per 1,000 women in 2006 — a 50 percent increase. During the same period, the rate among higher-income women dropped from 34 per 1,000 women to 24 per 1,000.