“Teen Birth Rates Continue to Decline,” InfoPlease, http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0193727.html.
“CDC pleased with efforts to reduce teen pregnancies,” by Robert Longley, About.com, 19 November 2004, http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/healthcare/a/teenbirthsdrop.htm.
“Ummm…,” by Seth, Clean Cut Kid, 8 April 2005, http://www.cleancutkid.com/2005/04/07/seeing-gaping-wounds-conservatives-offer-band-aids/#comment-822.
I’m posting this as a story because CCK’s comments page is acting up. Maybe this will work?
Seth implies the American teen birth rate is exploding
Also, the American Prospect notes that there were 700,000 to 800,000 abortions per year during the 1950s and 1960s [Seth gives no reference — tdaxp]. And that was before explosions in the number of teen prgnancies, during a period when sex out of wedlock was pretty taboo, etc.
Good thing that isn’t true
The U.S. birth rate among young adolescents aged 10-14 has fallen to the lowest level since 1946 according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Better news? For older teens, itt’s the lowest. Ever.
Per one thousand 15-19 year old females, there were 42.9 live births. This bests record low years 1980 (53.0) and 1940 (54.1)