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New Report Finds Black, Older, Poor Women More Likely to Have Abortions
Life News ^ | 9/23/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/23/2008 3:59:10 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new report from the research group associated with Planned Parenthood expands on its previous report showing abortions at their lowest point since 1974. The new Alan Guttmacher Institute report finds abortions are more likely to be done on women who are black, older, or lower-income.

The good news for pro-life advocates is that the rate of abortion in the United States is at its lowest level since 1974, having declined 33% from a peak of 29 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in 1980 to 20 per 1,000 in 2004.

The new report, which focuses on the trends in the abortion data, presents some concerns.

“Many Americans will welcome the news that there are fewer abortions, particularly among teens," says Sharon Camp, the president of the research group. "But at the same time, abortions are becoming more concentrated among women of color and low-income women."

Although abortion rates have declined among all racial and ethnic groups, large disparities persist, with Hispanic and black women obtaining abortions at rates three and five times higher, respectively, than non-Hispanic white women.

Between 1994 and 2004, the abortion rate for Hispanic women fell by 20% and there was a 30% decline among non-Hispanic white women. But black women saw the lowest decline -- at 15 percent during the same time period.

Black women account for 37% of abortions, white women for 34%, Hispanic women 22% and women of other races 8%.

The study also found that, as compared with 1973, the typical woman obtaining an abortion today is older, more likely to have children, less likely to be married and more likely to be nonwhite. And most women obtaining abortions are poor or low-income.

Over the past three decades, the proportion of abortions obtained by teens has dropped steadily, from 33% in 1974 to 25% in 1989 to 17% in 2004. In 2004, more than half of all abortions (57%) were obtained by women in their twenties.

The trend finds women who have abortions nowadays are more likely to already have children -- not because women with children have having more abortions but because the 50 percent reducation in teen abortions over the last 35 years has outpaced the reduction in abortions on women with children.

In 2004, 60% of women having abortions already had children, up from 50% in 1989 and 46% in 1974.

Although 47% of abortions are obtained by women who have had a prior abortion, the proportion of second and subsequent abortions has recently begun to fall.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; guttmacher; moralabsolutes; prolife
Aren't these EXACTLY the groups that the left claims to care about?
1 posted on 09/23/2008 3:59:10 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Doesn’t this require a Whoopi pic?
Ewww - never mind.


2 posted on 09/23/2008 4:00:39 PM PDT by GnuHere
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3 posted on 09/23/2008 4:01:22 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 09/23/2008 4:01:50 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Margaret Sanger’s dream, huh?


5 posted on 09/23/2008 4:08:35 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee
Pray for an end to abortion and the conversion of America to a mindset of life!

6 posted on 09/23/2008 4:09:11 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee
Here's the answer -- pray in front of every abortion clinic!

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7 posted on 09/23/2008 4:11:59 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee

IIRC that was the reason planned parenthood was started by Sanger, the well known eugenics supporter.


8 posted on 09/23/2008 4:13:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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To: wagglebee

And more likely to vote for the Democratic Party at every political level.


9 posted on 09/23/2008 4:16:34 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: GnuHere

“Doesn’t this require a Whoopi pic?
Ewww - never mind.”
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Yep. That’s one woman who shouldn’t be the least bit concerned about whether she would be able to get an abortion or not.


10 posted on 09/23/2008 4:16:57 PM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: wagglebee
... Hispanic and black women obtaining abortions at rates three and five times higher, respectively, than non-Hispanic white women.

Working as planned (parenthood).

11 posted on 09/23/2008 4:19:03 PM PDT by spodefly (I have posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!)
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To: spodefly
If not for abortion substituting for birth control, we would have “three to five times” more Hispanic and Black children. Planned Parenthood has always been, indeed, a racist organization.
12 posted on 09/23/2008 4:37:31 PM PDT by BatGuano (Go John and Sarah!)
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To: BatGuano

Isn’t this the Roe effect? The daughters of strident pro-choicers were disproportionately aborted leading to a more conservative base of middle-class white woman.


13 posted on 09/23/2008 4:44:21 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: wagglebee

OH MY


14 posted on 09/23/2008 4:54:57 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: JrsyJack
I had not heard of the “Roe effect”, but it does make sense.
Unfortunately many middle-class white women are on the pro-choice bandwagon just because they are women.

Isn't it ironic that roe is the name for fish eggs?

15 posted on 09/23/2008 5:01:24 PM PDT by BatGuano (Go John and Sarah!)
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To: BatGuano

Try this
http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110004780


16 posted on 09/23/2008 5:08:40 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: JrsyJack

Are you from New Jersey Jack? I grew up in Rutherford.


17 posted on 09/23/2008 5:37:53 PM PDT by BatGuano (Go John and Sarah!)
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To: GnuHere
Whoopi at a pro-abort march:
18 posted on 09/23/2008 5:58:41 PM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: Salvation

She would be proud. It’s unfortunate that the Dems have the blacks believing they are the party that really cares about them. The Democrats are perfectly ok with this continuing.


19 posted on 09/23/2008 6:16:46 PM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: BatGuano

Yes, how’d you guess :). I actually grew up in South Philly and now reside in S. Jersey.


20 posted on 09/23/2008 7:31:27 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: wagglebee

Putting the YOU in eugenics!


21 posted on 09/23/2008 8:56:12 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

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22 posted on 09/24/2008 4:32:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

I don’t understand your comment. What’s your point?


23 posted on 09/24/2008 6:09:20 AM PDT by Etixos
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To: BatGuano

This sounds as though PP invades minority homes throughout the country, dragging forth the pregnant women and forcibly giving them abortions. Perhaps it would be more useful to ask why these particular women have abortions in these proportions. I’m particularly intrigued by Hispanic women, a large percentage of whom are Catholic and thus presumable more indoctrinated against abortion. Any thoughts?


24 posted on 09/24/2008 6:17:54 AM PDT by Etixos
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To: BatGuano
Unfortunately many middle-class white women are on the pro-choice bandwagon just because they are women.

Source, please? So if these people were men they would be more likely to be anti-choice? Aren't women much more closely affected by abortion?

25 posted on 09/24/2008 6:23:11 AM PDT by Etixos
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To: Etixos

I am not at all surprised that you don’t understand my comment, in the time you have been a FReeper you have consistently demonstrated support for the culture of death.


26 posted on 09/24/2008 7:50:19 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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