Making a Mockery

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Sky is Falling... The Sky is Falling.

Utah gets low mark for birth control. Not surprising with a high concentration of Mormons and illegal aliens who seem to be mostly Catholic.

“The Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, has ranked the states and Washington, D.C., on contraceptive efforts. It found that Utah was near the bottom of the list, at 47.” Salt Lake Tribune

The federal government has set a goal to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies by 40 percent by 2010. The Guttmacher Institute assessed the states on their success in helping women obtain contraception and correctly use it. Its report scored states on the availability of clinics that provide contraception, laws and policies, and public funding. So we rank 47th due to silly things like school sponsored sex ed and the fact that Utah only teaches abstinence, and the fact that Planned Parenthood has propagated like rabbits in Utah.

What makes this all so amusing is the fact that Utah ranks 6th for the lowest teen birthrate with an 18% drop over the last ten years. So what this whole report says is well you suck at providing birth control even though unwanted births have decreased steadily and we are way above average.

The Stats Contraception In Utah
Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Utah Ranked:
44th in service availability
48th in laws and policies
34 in public funding
47th overall

Pregnancy Outcomes
60,670 of the 530,530 women of childbearing age in Utah become pregnant each year.

Of These
78% Result in live birth
6% Result in abortion
16% End in miscarriage

Utah has 5,660 teenage pregnancies each year, the sixth lowest rate of any state

Of These
73% Result in live birth
11% Result in abortion
16% End in miscarriage

Stats are from Amy Lewis Salt Lake Tribune
My point is if we are getting way above average positive results this whole study is a non-issue and certainly not front page worthy. In today’s society if your kid doesn’t understand how they get pregnant then they are more ignorant than I can imagine

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