Ok for work I was asked to look up some info about teen pregnancy stats for NY State and the County I live in. No big deal, till me being me I start snooping around a little and check other stats. First I'll say that while I'm Pro-Choice I do think this is one issue where the opposition has a very good point. I don't like their tactics and I think its an option that cannot be taken off the table entirely, but there are way to many going on and I see no reason why certain limits cannot be enacted. Unfortunately the opposition is so rabid about this issue that I don't see any compromise being possible. If we could say no third trimester abortions except in the case of harm to the mother, and maybe a few other restrictions I don't know, then I would be ok with that, IF it was left there. but It wouldn't. they'd take it as a victory and keep pushing for tighter regulations and I'm not cool with fighting this battle over and over again. But its too bad because there are too many abortions and I'm not afraid of stepping on liberal toes to say it, I'm very liberal but when a state had 254,000 live births and 117,000 abortions in a year there is something wrong. Seriously wrong. I'm not saying to ban them, not even close, I'm saying we need to start by really working on education to prevent the unwanted pregnancies that cause abortions.
Then I ran into some other disturbing info, like did you know that in NY state a black child is four times as likely NOT to make it to their first birthday as a white child? It's even worse for Latino's.
Lighter note, age of brides and grooms in NYC. Did you know 15 year olds can get married?