A quick look at recent CDC data on teen birth rates (Table 1 below), reveals the staggering details of the problem that many in our society fail to grasp. This CDC table indicates not only the rates of teen birth by age, but by how many children by age. Look at the table for age 16, 3rd child--your eyes are not deceiving you--there were 69 live births to 16 year olds that were the 3rd child just in 2010 alone here in the U.S, and 8 births that were the 4th child. To a 16-yr old. None of this data even considers abortions figures. If social conservatives want to decrease abortion, then call Obama and, as you have for the last 5 years, oppose him--ask him to reconsider his directive to appeal the Plan B decision. You can continue to work on various "moral" programs to limit teen pregnancies. But in the meantime, let's agree that providing every reasonable tool contributes to the solution.
|Age of Mother||under 15||15 yrs||16 yrs||17 yrs||18 yrs|
|Source: CDC, Vital and Health Statistics, 2012|