I am not going to take a lot of your time today, but I just need to convey this thought.
I’m normally not into statistics. I grow bored very quickly when I start to see a lot of numbers on a piece of paper. I also know that numbers can be manipulated to fit anyone’s agenda. Still, I ran across some numbers lately that I can’t stop thinking about.
A recent report found that the rate at which teenagers are having babies varies significantly from state to state and from race to race.
According to the report, Arkansas led the nation in 2008 with 61.8 births per 1,000 girls aged 15-19. Why am I not surprised? I don’t have the entire report in front of me but I would not be shocked if Mississippi and Alabama were not far behind Arkansas.
Meanwhile, in 2007, the birth rate among Hispanic teens was 81.6 per 1,000, which is nearly TRIPLE the rate for white teenagers. I guess we have the good ole Catholic Church to thank for that one, huh?
When are people going to get their heads out of their butts?
Are we some kind of Third World nation?