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Old 04-01-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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KY's rate of abortion is the second lowest among the 47 states that report their totals. KY's rate was 66 per 1,000 live births.

The places w/ the highest rates all have large Black populations, since there are 3 abortions per 1 live birth in the Black community, compared to 10 live births per 1 abortion in the White community.

Abortions, by State, 2003
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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KY's rate of abortion is the second lowest among the 47 states that report their totals. KY's rate was 66 per 1,000 live births.

The places w/ the highest rates all have large Black populations, since there are 3 abortions per 1 live birth in the Black community, compared to 10 live births per 1 abortion in the White community.

Abortions, by State, 2003
GOOD!!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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I tip my hat to you---------Kentucky

Great news !
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I don't know if this is really good news or not.

Lowest amount of abortions may also equal highest amount of teenage/impoverished mothers or unwanted children.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Here is a more detailed list of various state health rankings:

StateMaster - Abortion Rate (most recent) by state

KY:
2nd lowest in abortions (DC #1 w/ 37, KY 4)
9th lowest in Chlamydia (Alaska #1 605.8, KY 195)
19th lowest for Gonorrhea (Louisiana #1 w/ 264.4, KY 87.4)
20th lowest for Syphilis (Louisiana #1 w/ 35.2, KY 3.9)
22nd lowest HIV death rate (DC #1 w/ 40.8 , KY 2.3)
25th in infant death rate (DC #1 w/ 11.3, KY 7.2)

KY does rank high is other health categories:
2nd HIGHEST Cancer death rate (228, Utah low of 144)
4th HIGHEST Heart disease death rate (288.9, Minnesota low of 163.9)
9th HIGHEST rate of Diabetes (30.9, Hawaii low of 15.2)
8th HIGHEST motor vehicle death rate (2, Vermont low of 0.7)
11th HIGHEST Stroke death rate (63.9, New York low of 37.4)
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: San Diego (and I'm not lovin' it!)
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go ky, makes me want to move there more.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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That is a statistic that Kentucky should be proud of for a change. Maybe the influence of religion being so important here makes the difference.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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That is a statistic that Kentucky should be proud of for a change. Maybe the influence of religion being so important here makes the difference.
Amen sistah! I am very very proud to be a Kentuckian but even more so now.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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I don't know if this is really good news or not.

Lowest amount of abortions may also equal highest amount of teenage/impoverished mothers or unwanted children.
I did some of my own research and found out that in 2006, KY ranked 25th among the states in terms of teen pregnancies.

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2006/09/12/USTPstats.pdf
(p.11)

It's such an emotional issue all the way around for people. I think though, the point that most would agree on is the hope that every child born into this world would have loving people to hold them and guide them throughout their life.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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At least if they are given the chance to be born, they have some chance to be loved by someone. The other option robs them of that.
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