Study Finds Abortion Rising Under Bush

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  1. JGrubbs

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    An independent study by an ethics professor at Fuller Theological Seminary who is also trained in statistical analysis finds that, contrary to popular assumption, abortion has risen in the U.S. during George W. Bush's presidency and that the increase is linked to economic policy.

    "Under President Bush, the decade-long trend of declining abortion rates appears to have reversed," said Glen Stassen, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, a leading evangelical divinity school. Citing connections to rising unemployment and soaring healthcare costs, Stassen noted that "economic policy and abortion are not separate issues. They form one moral imperative."

    Using data from the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the Guttmacher Institute, and reporting by individual states, Stassen found that U.S. abortion rates declined 17.4% in the 1990s to a 24-year low when Bush took office. Many expected that downward trend to continue under the conservative president, but Stassen found the opposite: 52,000 more abortions occurred in 2002 than would have been expected under the pre-2000 conditions, and abortion has risen significantly in those states reporting multi-year abortion statistics.

    Responding to Stassen's study, Sojourners magazine editor Jim Wallis stated, "We have seen once again in this campaign the issue of abortion used as a partisan wedge rather than having a serious discussion on how to act to reduce the number of abortions."

    Source: Sojourners
     
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    It has taken a few years to brainwash people into believing we have to be financially sucessful before we can "afford" a child.


    I wonder, when the economy slips further downhill will we hear the euthanasia advocates come out stronger? The elderly are a burden right? Well Terry Schavio is the beginning of the defective we don't need draining the system. :(
     
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    When Minnesota went from no parental notification to required parental notification the abortion went down to about 25 percent of what it was.
     
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    It's not the only social indicator that's turned south since Bush.

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    Murders and auto theft are rising, too. And you thought it was just the economy. We are less secure with Bush than we were before.

    Why? Here's one opinion from law enforcement officers:

    "IBPO endorsed candidate George Bush in the 2000 presidential race only to see him turn his back on America's police officers as President. He has cut the COPS program in every one of his budgets and threatened the overtime pay of officers across the country. He has also made it harder for police to do their jobs on the frontlines by not giving states and local communities the resources they need to fight the war on terror."
    http://www.ibpo.org/press.html#johnkerry

    The two things presidents can do the most to reduce crime, is to fund more cops on the street, and to keep the economy strong.

    Bush has failed on both.

    And the presidency is a bully pulpit. People pay attention to the sort of person the president is, and his values. So abortion declines under Clinton, and rises under Bush. Why is anyone surprised by that?
     
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    Galatian,

    So now you're for more Federal Handouts to States Counties and Cities?
     
  6. The Galatian

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    I think it would be a lot smarter using our tax dollars spending money for police to protect American citizens, than spending it on police to protect Iraqis.

    What do you think?

    Or do you think things like murder, rape, and auto theft aren't important enough to divert funds from providing social services for Iraq?
     
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    Anyone there?
     
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    I guess Bush's huge increases in funding for Planned Parenthood are taking effect.

    Vote him out.
     
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