Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2009
Description of System: Each year, CDC requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City). The reporting areas provide this information voluntarily. For 2009, data were received from 48 reporting areas. For the purpose of trend analysis, abortion data were evaluated from the 45 areas that reported data every year during 2000–2009. Census and natality data, respectively, were used to calculated abortion rates (number of abortions per 1,000 women) and ratios (number of abortions per 1,000 live births).
Results: A total of 784,507 abortions were reported to CDC for 2009.
Of these abortions, 772,630 (98.5%) were from the 45 reporting areas that provided data every year during 2000–2009.
Compared with 2008, the total number and rate of reported abortions for 2009 decreased 5%,representing the largest single year decrease for the entire period of analysis. The abortion ratio decreased 2%.
From 2000 to 2009, the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions decreased 6%, 7%, and 8%, respectively, to the lowest levels for 2000–2009.
The man can have a choice when it's HIS body being put at risk by the pregnancy.
The baybee can have a choice when it is capable of making and articulating one.
The highlight of your post was the part where you describe ZEF's as a social group.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I think what is most particularly apropos in response here is probably your own signature phrase, which does seem more in line with a deep reflection from a mirror in your own abode, so it must be close to home: "One can only be so intelligent, but stupidity knows no limits".
I do, now, see where you are coming from.