Originally Posted by senormechanico
Nice twist of data.
If you look at the population percentages instead of your 25%, you get different results.
How about looking at abortions by race
vs arbitrary locations of the pp chop shops?
are the racial majority. African Americans
are the largest racial minority, amounting to 13.2% of the population. Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to 17.1% of the population, making up the largest ethnic minority. The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population
make up 62.6% of the nation's total, with the total White population (including White Hispanics and Latinos) being 77.1%.
How far has this thread got to drift before it gets closed? There is nothing in here anymore about SAILING !
Well I agree that the thread may be in the wrong category, but no one is forcing anybody to read it or post to it...
Anyway some interesting questions and answers on the 'pp front'.
What is the racial or ethnic background of U.S. women who have abortions?
No racial or ethnic group makes up a majority of women having abortions: 36% are non-Hispanic white, 30% are non-Hispanic black, 25% are Hispanic and 9% are women of other races.[32
What proportion of abortions in the United States are among poor women?
Women with family
incomes below the federal poverty level ($18,530 for a family
of three) account for more than 40% of all abortions.[32
] They also have one of the country’s highest abortion rates (52 per 1,000 women). In contrast, higher-income women (with family incomes at or above 200% of the poverty line) have a rate of nine abortions per 1,000, which is about half the national rate.
Which racial or ethnic groups are most likely to have abortions in the United States?
Non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women have higher rates of abortion (40 and 29 per 1,000 women aged 15–44, respectively) than non-Hispanic white women do (12 per 1,000).[32
] The higher rates reflect the fact that black and Hispanic women have high unintended pregnancy rates (91 and 82 per 1,000 women, respectively), compared with non-Hispanic white women (36 per 1,000 women).[26
In which regions of the United States are women most likely to have an abortion?
In 2008, the abortion rate was highest in the Northeast (27 abortions per 1,000 women), followed by the West, the South and the Midwest (22, 18 and 14 per 1,000, respectively).[31
Why do women in the United States have abortions?
Most women identify multiple reasons for having an abortion: Three-fourths cite concerns for or responsibility to other individuals, including children
; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school
or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single
parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.[40
] The reasons U.S. women give for having an abortion reflect their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life.
What proportion of U.S. women obtaining abortions are religious?
More than seven in 10 U.S. women obtaining an abortion report a religious affiliation (37% protestant, 28% Catholic and 7% other), and 25% attend religious services at least once a month.[38
] The abortion rate for protestant women is 15 per 1,000 women, while Catholic women have a slightly higher rate, 22 per 1,000.[32
All the above from the Guttmacher Institute,
Slightly sideways to the issue, but obviously population level controls consumption
level which controls waste level...100 percent efficiency is (theoretically) as impossible as absolute zero is.