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Babies pay for Detroit's fall with mortality above Mexico
Crain's Detroit Business ^ | 06/11/2014 | Bloomberg

Posted on 06/11/2014 10:18:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Detroit’s 60-year deterioration has taken a toll not just on business owners, investors and taxpayers. It’s meant misery for its most vulnerable: children and the women who bear them.

While infant mortality fell for decades across the U.S., progress bypassed Detroit, which in 2012 saw a greater proportion of babies die before their first birthdays than any American city, a rate higher than in China, Mexico and Thailand. Pregnancy-related deaths helped put Michigan’s maternal mortality rate in the bottom fifth among states. One in three pregnancies in the city is terminated.

Women are integral to the city’s recovery. While officials have drawn up plans to eliminate blight, curb crime and attract jobs, businesses and residents, they’re also struggling to save mothers and babies. The abortion patients awaiting ultrasounds at the Scotsdale Women’s Center and the premature infants hooked to heart monitors at Hutzel Women’s Hospital must be cared for before the bankrupt city can heal itself.

“Detroit is a bad place,” said Crystal Cook, 20, as she waited for an appointment at Scotsdale. Men in the city are “out of control. Most of them don’t have jobs, most of them couldn’t provide. Basically in Detroit, women have to do everything themselves.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; detroit; infantmortality; thirdworld
Great article. It goes on to point out that racial demographics have a role in Detroit being no better than a third world hell-hole.

And you know another reason for this infant mortality?

FTA.... Abortions surge The end of many Detroit pregnancies is intentional.

In 2012, Detroit women had 5,693 abortions out of 18,249 pregnancies, according to state statistics. The rate rose to 37.9 per 1,000 women that year, up from 27.5 in 2001.

Nationally, increased use of contraception pushed down the rate to its lowest -- 16.9 per 1,000 women in 2011 -- since the procedure was legalized in 1973, according to the New York-based Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health researcher.

Abortion patients from Detroit said in interviews last week that they were unable to afford birth control.

1 posted on 06/11/2014 10:18:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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I suspect abortion is the single biggest killer. Detroit has some very fine hospitals that are full of Canadians who can afford to get care in them.

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2 posted on 06/11/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Here's abortion patient Cook's story in a nutshell:

She’s the sole provider for her 2-year-old daughter, whose father -- also the would-be father this time -- is jobless. She said she wants to return to school to become a therapist or social worker.

Exactly what Detroit needs: another "social worker" who can't figure out how to stop making babies with a jobless loser.

3 posted on 06/11/2014 10:24:52 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Responsibility2nd

Too bad the unborn can't read. Too bad that somebody has to be born in Detoilet.

4 posted on 06/11/2014 10:25:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I seem to recall something about Michigan OBGYN’s not taking high risk pregnancies. It's been a while back. It was before Obambicare. I am sure it had something to do with insurance rates for Doc's. Anyone remember?
5 posted on 06/11/2014 10:29:21 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
You need jobs, you need good infrastructure, you need transportation, you need good schools -- and you need healthy human capital.”

Hmm...let's go down the list:
Jobs: Raise the minimum wage...yeah, that's the ticket!
Infrastructure: Look at any commie city, state or country.
Transportation: Raise Gas Taxes.
Schools: Teachers Unions
Health: Obama Care!

How many of these journalists and people they interview vote for this crap everytime?

6 posted on 06/11/2014 10:48:58 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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7 posted on 06/11/2014 10:50:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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They should sue the Democrat Party. They caused this and they have lots of money.

8 posted on 06/11/2014 11:00:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Responsibility2nd
I do know that blacks have a higher rate of preterm babies, which is a risk factor in learning disabilities..

..and, the studies have not found a single factor to blame..not poverty, not lack of education..

..because it happens with black women with high education who take very good care of themselves and eat right and don't smoke nor drink nor do drugs...

my dil is one of them...both kids preterm and underweight...yet my dil has always been fastidious about her health...

its something to do with higher rates of hypertension in blacks....

9 posted on 06/11/2014 12:12:28 PM PDT by cherry
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“Exactly what Detroit needs: another “social worker” who can’t figure out how to stop making babies with a jobless loser.”

She doesn’t really want to be a therapist or social worker; gibsmedats always say that because often these are the only people they who work and own cars (seriously). Too many of them come from “families” where nobody has worked in generations; the WASP work ethic and American Dream are as foreign to them as Swahili.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 2:16:54 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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