05 October 2012

Study Shows Forest Fires Greatly Reduced by Availability of Affordable Matches

So says the Post-Dispatch.  Wait-- no, it says this:

Contraceptive study in St. Louis coincides with drop in abortion, teen pregnancy  

The story is laughable in and of itself, but what really tickles the funny bone is that the "drop" in abortions covers a period from 2008-2010.  Yep, two years, two years ago.

Let's see-- contraception was made legal by the execrable Supreme Court decision of Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965.  Abortion was made legal by the even more execrable Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade in 1973. 

According to the baby executioner's favorite research agency, the number of abortions per year rose from under 200,000 per year in 1970 (some states allowed it then) to a high of 1.6 million per year in 1990 and then settling in around a mere 1.2 million victims of genocide since the early 2000s.  The abortion rate per thousand for the last ten years or so has been steady at 20 per thousand.

Moreover, for what it's worth, the statistics cited in the article don't prove the claim, as it takes one statistic on the birthrate to teenage mothers, and then cites a completely unrelated statistic on repeat abortions (meaning to women who already had at least one-- you can only murder each baby once) in St. Louis among women of all ages.  There is no necessary connection between any drop in the one being tied to contraception, as we see in the rise of abortions nationwide after contraception made available, and no connection between the two in any event, as they measure different facts and different groups. 

But, don't let facts get in the way of a political agenda.

Asininity, thy name is the Post-Dispatch


Anonymous said...

Thank you! I'm a WU (from when it was "WU")grad, but can no longer contribute or feel any pride - they, of course, were always liberal, but their anti-life actions make one also say: "Asininity, thy name is WUSTL."

B.Douglass said...

I'm not seeing any count of the number of abortions that were directly caused by the implanted devices themselves. Seems a pretty serious flaw in their research methodology.