9 replies on “Teen Pregnancy: Red/Blue Spread

  1. Women in Red ? Loving the red grouping. Damn its nice to be in the more popular group now aint it. Wait……I forgot to take my pill this morning !!!!! Damn it anyhow. Well, add another one percent to GA. LOL. Gotta love ya babe.

  2. Interesting… those who tapped George Bush also tapped teen bush. I wonder how other statistics, such as the high school graduation rate, would look in such a chart.

  3. My adult life has been spent in GA, LA, and NC which are all red states. It’s strange because I do not think that I live in red communities, but then I get these reminders. I know that there are “blue” beds in these states, but we seem to be outnumbered.

  4. gee, i hate to be the first to take issue with your post – but it IS a bit misleading. The diagram itself says PARENT, while the heading says pregnancy – there is a difference (and anti-abortion folks would tell you, perhaps right, perhaps wrong – I don’t know – the lower PARENT rate in some states would be due to abortion rates). And it seems like the conclusion I’ve seen so many people make from this is that those “red-staters” need to get their own act together before pointing fingers elsewhere. But i would argue that perhaps BECAUSE they see these “problems” up close, they have strong opinions on these subjects. Doesn’t mean they’ve come up with the right answers, but the CONCERN may well be justified by what they see in their own backyards.

  5. Yes – ‘parent’ and ‘pregnancy’ are entirely different. All major studies of absintence-only sex-ed have coughed up terrible results compared to comprehensive sex education.

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