the article which in your rush to reply to me and to support - unwittingly, I am sure - racist, eugenist and pro-death pseudo-science was not a Foxnews article but a retreaded Associated Press piece as you can see by reading with attention just below the headline. I don't need to illustrate you the record of a despicable outfit like that. When I am not too bored we'll talk about Foxnews too (especially their website).
At any rate it is typical to throw in "data" that are partial, local and limited in scope and time to "prove" a thesis on what is a national long-term problem which - in the USA - was affected by some major Supreme Court decisions creating law from the bench to obtain what legislators couldn't. Also, Mississippi has in recent years given examples pof pro-life measures that led to the shutting-down of most if not all abortion mills in the state, so it is not strange that AP would target it. And it is not strange that the same article would be illustrated with an AP photo of black girls. These AP guys are liberals democrat hacks - but liberal republicans aren't any better, the problem is liberalism, not the party per se
- and therefore they are stuck with Margaret Sanger's and the KKK's obsession with doing away with black babies. We even had a thread on that state's pro-life successes viewtopic.php?f=76&t=25580&hilit=mississippi
This is why there is "lies, damned lies and statistics". The uninformed - or the superficially informed - are easily impressed with it.
The idea that Mississippi kids can't find pills and condoms is simply stupid and that they have teen pregnancies because they haven't wasted enough billions on sex "education" classes and because of that state's pro-family policies is even more stupid. As the Church keeps repeating in all such debates, the nations that have spent more energies and treasure in pushing sex "education" and free contraceptives and abortion - even without parental notification - are those that show the worst teen-pregnancy (and crime) stats. Ever heard of the situation in the UK or Spain, to make two examples?
The idea that legal abortion and contraception reduce crime-rates - proven false a million times - comes from the very liberal idea that because blacks and in general minorities are poorer and less "educated", they will have more kids who will end up committing more crimes. So the more black and minority babies you kill and the more pills their mothers take the better the crime stats, say bogus studies like the one I mentioned above. But these studies do not tell us what policies made these minorities poorer and who has been charge of them for decades and decades of centralized madness that for blacks meant to go from cotton plantation to the democrat-run modern plantations which we now call inner cities, vote for me and I'll put you on the government dole. Thomas Sowell has given us an impressive amount of truly scientific evidence on how the black family has been destroyed and by whom in the last few decades.
They will not tell you that blacks went from 85% of children living in two-parent families (higher rate than among whites) to reversing that proportions after decades and decades of programs that have only encouraged paternal and sexual irresponsibility. Add that to more contraception and more abortion on demand and a society that does not require males to ever become men while pushing for more and more causual sex and you won't need a PhD to figure out who's the liar here: between pro-lifers and the Catholic Church who maintain that more abortion and contraception will only beget more abortion and contraception AND more crime due to the destruction of the family and those who always need "studies" to back up their criminal ideologies that would be otherwise rejected by the people that need to be scared into accepting more legislated immorality and more government control over their lives.
Contraception and abortion - and statist policies - INCREASE poverty and crime rates since they destroy not only life, but the family
. That is the same all over the world and it only takes some common sense to figure it out. However, there is no lack of serious data about that if one has any intention to inform themselves. The Donohue-Levitt forgery, which generally ends up being cited as "evidence" for the eugenist thesis was written precisely to counter the opposition of pro-lifers, the Church and Christians in general to those pro-death measures that in the fantasies of the children of Sanger are supposed to solve the problem they only made worse.