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• ##### Note...(none)
...That California did not report. When they DID report in 1996, the rate was 39 per 1000. These numbers are skewed, and we should make sure that we're 100% on the ball when posting statistics like this. We don't want to harp on things that could be turned around on us.
• ##### two different things(none)
CDC reports uses the terms ratio and rate in those charts to mean two different things

• ratio of abortions = number of abortions per 1,000 live births; for 1996, CDC's estimate for California was 519 abortions per 1,000 live births, vs a national average of 314

• rate of abortions = number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44; for California, 1996 estimate was 39, vs average of 20 nationwide
• ##### So...(none)
...was the term I used not correct. I thought the initial CDC report on birth rates used rate per 1,000 women in CA, and so I used the rate number of 39 / 1000 to stay similar. Note, even if I was correct there, the birth numbers compared 15-19, and the abortion numbers 15-44, SO, without isolating the 15-19 segment, we can't be really sure who is having all the abortions. I suppose the CDC report probably has something like that from 1996, but it's possible that rates have changed one way or another since then.
• ##### Are you serious?(none)
The national average was 314 abortions per 1000 live births?!  Does that mean that about 1 in every 4 babies is aborted?

• ##### yep, in 1996(none)
the 2001 number (latest available) is 246 abortions per 1,000 live births.
• ##### Plus(none)
Add to that the number of miscarriages (known or unknown to the woman) and you get to sth. closer to 50% of fertilized eggs resulting in birth.
• ##### no...(none)
About one in every four fetuses is aborted.

0 baaaaaaayyyyyyyyybies are aborted.

• ##### And therefore(none)
it's not big deal?
• ##### if you've ever carried one...(none)
...it's a "baby", not a fetus.

"Every man on that transport died..."

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