(I know it's freeper but the original link is now "dead" so if you can refute this, or bolster it, by all means.)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.
New Jersey, NJ, surpasses all states in teenage abortion rate
Top Ten States with Highest Teenage Abortion RatesStates ranked by rates of abortion among women age 15-19 (pregnancies per thousand):
New Jersey (47)
New York (46)
Abstinence pledges are a shining monument of the idiocy, and, even more so of the impossibility of Holy Roller Christian Dogma. We are such sinful, dirty creatures who need to be ashamed of ourselves. It's not enough that if you are born homosexual your desires are an abomination. If you are born human your desires are an abomination until you go through a magic ceremony. Oh, and the homosexuals aren't allowed to go through the ceremony, so they'll always be an abomination.
These poor kids born and raised in Chrisitanity. Taught that they are by their very nature dirty and shameful. Thinking that human nature is a sin. Thinking that dogma is morality. It's no wonder the world is in such a sad, sorry state.
"We may have destroyed this country, but we got rich doing it!" --The GOP
There is a special place in hell for those who care only about themselves.
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
The CDC's latest statistics, just released, show that Mississippi has now surpassed these two states for top ranking (you know, Mississippi, that backward baptist state where it's so hard to obtain an abortion?)
New Mexico and Texas are now #2 and 3; other top contenders include such bastions of conservatism as Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia.
And no, it's not just about the mexican immigrants, legal or otherwise.
If it were, California would be listed too, but it's not, because *gasp!* California is blue, and high teen pregnancy rates are pretty much limited to red states.