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    I quickly tossed both sets of numbers and calculated the preg rate by state.  (Obviously, I made the simplifying assumption that abortion rates for girls is comparable to the rates for all women of child-bearing age.  Nor did I factor in live birth rate.)

    The top 10 states for preg:
    TX
    NM
    DE
    GA
    FL
    MS
    AZ
    AR
    NC
    LA

    The bottom 10 states:
    ME
    ND
    VT
    SD
    MN
    IA
    ID
    WI
    MA
    UT

    For what its worth, big blue states NY & IL 15 and 16 respectively.  CA is unranked because they don't report abortion rates.

    Aside from MA looking better and better like the nation's shining light, its hard to make any definitive statements about these results.

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