Friday, October 31, 2003

The effects of the wanton Clinton years come home to roost

Right-wingers scoffed when Clinton said he wanted abortion to be safe, legal and rare.

Atlanta-(AP) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says pregnancy, birth and abortion rates dropped from 1990 to 1999.

Pregnancies fell seven percent, to six-point-28 (M) million in 1999. The birth rate declined nine percent, to 64-point-four per one-thousand women ages 15 to 44. And the abortion rate went down 22 percent, to 21-point-four per one-thousand women.

Teen pregnancy rates reached historic lows, dropping 25 percent. The teen birth rate dropped 19 percent, and the teen abortion rate was down 39 percent.

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