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New Jersey, NJ, surpasses all states in teenage abortion rate
Newark Star Ledger ^ | 03.04.04

Posted on 03/04/2004 6:58:04 PM PST by Coleus

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:39:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

New Jersey has the highest teenage abortion rate of any state, surpassing even New York, according to a report released by a national organization that studies reproductive issues.

New Jersey recorded 47 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, posting the highest statewide teenage abortion rate of any state for 2000, the latest time period for which state-by-state data were available.


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1 posted on 03/04/2004 6:58:05 PM PST by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
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2 posted on 03/04/2004 6:58:55 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus
"to undermine the will of the people"

LOL,
looks like "the will of the people" is to be left the f alone by others trying to impose their agendas.
3 posted on 03/04/2004 7:07:25 PM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: Coleus
New Jersey recorded 47 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, posting the highest statewide teenage abortion rate of any state for 2000

Satan must be so proud of them.
Killing a soul not yet born into sin is Satan's favorite tithe.
It reminds him of the good old days of the crucifixion.

4 posted on 03/04/2004 7:08:52 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Coleus
I didn't know that New Jersey had a city also by the same name.
5 posted on 03/04/2004 7:10:08 PM PST by ServesURight (FReecerely Yours,)
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To: Coleus
Lovely state I live in ... .
6 posted on 03/04/2004 7:10:19 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: ServesURight
Jersey City is an armpit.
7 posted on 03/04/2004 7:10:45 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: MHGinTN
ping
8 posted on 03/04/2004 7:11:58 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Coleus
In the report, New Jersey posted the highest abortion rates among black teens

That's what Planned Parenthood was designed to do - keep down the minority populations.
It appears to be working. That's 116 dead black babies per 1,000. Add to that the sale of their body parts, and Planned Parenthood is raking in a fortune.

9 posted on 03/04/2004 7:13:44 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Coleus
because the healthiest pregnancies are those that are planned and chosen," she said.

No, the healthiest pregnancies are those who make it to term.
The unhealthy pregnancies are the ones where the abortionist dismembers the baby while it's still alive without as much as an aspirin. Tear off an arm here, yank a leg off there...here's a lung...

10 posted on 03/04/2004 7:19:45 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Coleus
The Rats keep voting for the party of genocide. Amazingly, they think more federal $$$ for sex education is the answer.

On a positive note-- If 1/2 the teens in the nation can be convinced they're gay the pregnancy and abortion rates will drop....

11 posted on 03/04/2004 7:42:14 PM PST by freebilly
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To: ServesURight
Yes, Bret Schundler, schundler.org , who recently ran for governor, was the mayor of JC for 10 yrs. right across the river from NYC across from where the former twin towers used to be. During WWI the Germans blew up Black Tom Island in the Hudson near Jersey City.

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12 posted on 03/04/2004 7:46:32 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus
New Jersey also has the distinction of the only illegally aborted Senate campaign -- the "Torch" and his illegitimate replacement, Lautencadaver.

A dirty, dirty trick by the dirty rats.
13 posted on 03/04/2004 8:03:04 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: Coleus
I'm going to point out two things:

1) Everyone knows the national reputation of 'Joisey goils.'
2) Bill Clinton 'works' just across the river but is almost never in his Harlem office.

Coincidence? I think not.
15 posted on 03/04/2004 11:45:54 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (<--Outsourced myself. The first $70K in income is IRS free!)
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To: nmh
Tell me about it.
16 posted on 03/05/2004 5:19:20 PM PST by bogdanPolska12
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To: concerned about politics
Planned Parenthood is raking in a fortune.>>

and we're paying for it in the form of Title X money.
17 posted on 03/05/2004 5:42:59 PM PST by Coleus (http://www.injersey.com Please vote no to stem cells and cloning, poll at the bottom)
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To: bogdanPolska12
Better yet, if you live in NJ cruise through the neighborhood. Of course with the door locked.
18 posted on 03/05/2004 7:17:51 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh
:}}}}}}}}
19 posted on 03/05/2004 7:21:16 PM PST by bogdanPolska12
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http://www.injersey.com vote no to Cloning
20 posted on 03/05/2004 8:01:44 PM PST by Coleus (http://www.injersey.com Please vote no to stem cells and cloning, poll at the bottom)
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http://www.agi-usa.org/media/clips/2004/03/04/jerseyabortions.pdf


21 posted on 06/18/2005 9:55:36 PM PDT by Coleus ("Woe unto him that call evil good and good evil"-- Isiah 5:20-21)
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NJ is #1


22 posted on 10/05/2005 10:30:25 AM PDT by Coleus (L'Shana Tova, May your name be Inscribed in the Book of Life)
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New Jersey has the highest teenage abortion rate of any state, surpassing even New York, according to a report released by a national organization that studies reproductive issues.

New Jersey recorded 47 abortions per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 to 19, posting the highest statewide teenage abortion rate of any state for 2000, the latest time period for which state-by-state data were available.

New York followed closely with 46 abortions per 1,000, according to the report, “U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics,” released by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which studies sexual and reproductive issues.

The District of Columbia actually had the highest teen abortion rate in the country, at 55 abortions per 1,000. Maryland, California and Nevada also posted high abortion rates, while teenagers in Utah, South Dakota, Kentucky and North Dakota had the lowest abortion rates, according to the report.

In the report, New Jersey posted the highest abortion rates among black teens, 116 per 1,000. Pregnancy rates per 1,000 black girls and women ages 15-19 were also highest in New Jersey - 209 per 1,000 - followed by Wisconsin, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Oregon.

Black teens also experienced the steepest decline in the pregnancy rate as a group, falling 32 percent between 1990 and 2000. White teens saw a decline of 28 percent during the same period. The pregnancy rate for Hispanic teens also fell, from 138 per 1,000 teenagers in 2,000, down from 170 per 1,000 teenagers in 1992.

Overall, rates of pregnancy, birth and abortion among U.S. teenagers continued their downward trend in 2000. The teenage pregnancy rate in the United States declined nationwide by 2 percent from 1999 to 2000, from 85.7 to 83.6 pregnancies per 1,000 teens ages 15-19.

David Landry, senior research associate at the institute, attributed most of the decline to improved contraceptive use among teens and said some teens also were choosing to delay sexual intercourse.

“It’s very encouraging news,” he said.

Anti-abortion groups immediately laid the blame for New Jersey’s high teen abortion rate at the doorstep of those who support the practice.

“Through their collusion with activist courts to undermine the will of the people and usurp legislative and parental authority, they bear full responsibility for the teen abortion epidemic in New Jersey,” said Marie Tasy, public and legislative affairs director for New Jersey Right to Life.

Tasy suggested that funding be cut from the state budget for family planning services, contending these groups are using taxpayer money to promote their “abortion on demand” agenda.

“To throw more money into programs that have demonstrably failed is a gross misuse of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars,” she said.

But Phyllis Kinsler, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey, said healthy, planned pregnancies stem from accurate education and access to family planning services. She said New Jersey already has seen reductions in state funding for family planning. In addition, she said, “comprehensive medically accurate sex education” has been cut in favor of more “abstinence-only” programs.

“I think we ought to be focusing on preventing unintended pregnancies for all ages, all races, all classes, because the healthiest pregnancies are those that are planned and chosen,” she said.


23 posted on 01/17/2008 7:18:56 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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