Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Teen Pregnancy - Up and Abortions - Up

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USA Today carried a front page story yesterday titled, "Teen Pregnancy, Abortion Rates Rise," which says the teen pregnancy rate rose 3% in the US during the last reporting period, with abortions rising during the same period.

What caused this?

According to this front page article, it was caused by one man and one national policy. Who is the man and what is the policy?

Some of you guessed at least part of the answer.

That's right, former President George W. Bush caused this. And it was his policy of funding abstinence sex education that facilitated it.

So the problem that we are now faced with is that George Bush facilitated a program that is both morally right and provides the only absolute method of birth control and an excellent method of SDT prevention. And the reason it is a "problem" is found in the associations of those who did the analysis and made the assumptions.

The Guttmacher Institute did the study and did the analysis. And made the assumptions.

Here's what USA Today and now other news sources, including your own local news, is not telling you. And it's relevant.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute is the research arm of Planned Parenthood. USA Today chose not to tell you that part of the story.

There's more.

Allan Guttmacher, who founded the Institute, is a former president of Planned Parenthood and former vice-president of the American Eugenics Society. He also founded the Association for the Study of Abortion.

It is the Guttmacher Institute that is saying the increase is related to a focus on abstinence only sex education programs under the Bush Administration.

Lawrence Finer, with Guttmacher, told USA Today, "The focus on abstinence and the shifts in pregnancy occurred about the same time."

Many assumptions were made in arriving at the conclusions that have been reported as fact, not only by USA Today, but all the other news sources that carried their story, right off their script.

I called one of our network affiliates last night as they ran this story and asked why they didn't report the relationship of Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry to the story. The news producer told me personally that they didn't know about all that and had taken the story and had broadcasted it off the script of another story broadcasted by someone else. Incredible.

My impression was that they really didn't care about the other part of the story. They thanked me for watching their station.

Guttmacher, making these assumptions and conclusions are about as creditable as my son telling you I am the smartest dad in the world.

Valerie Huber, with the National Abstinence Education Association, says she thinks this is yet another opportunity, "to throw a barb at abstinence education."

I agree. Abstinence education is a problem for the abortion business.

Abortion on demand is feeling the pressure. Things are changing and the world's leading abortion company stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars, in addition to the ideological cultural battle over abortion.

Politicians have heard from the public in regard to taxpayer funded abortions under the Obama health care plan, and the public does not support it.

While Planned Parenthood tries to expand their abortion business, the public is moving in the other direction.

Focus on the Family published a survey late yesterday afternoon that says, based on a new Knights of Columbus-Marist survey, 58% of those in the "Millennial" age group (18-29) agreed with the statement that abortion is "morally" wrong. They also found 51% of Baby Boomers (45-64) and 60% of Gen Xer's (30-44) feel the same.

This is the shift that is occurring. Support for life is on the rise in America. Planned Parenthood and their allies such as NARAL and others, and the politicians who hand Planned Parenthood hundreds of millions of dollars every year are standing in the light, so to speak. And the public is not comfortable with what they see.

Also, yesterday, Focus publicly announced they will air a pro-life ad about Tim Tebo, one of the best college football players in the nation and his mother's decision not to abort him. The ad will run twice during the Super Bowl.

Pro-abortion advocates, mostly attached to Planned Parenthood in some paternal way, started the attack last night. It will continue.

Be prayerful. Be vigilant. Be discerning.

God bless you.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith & Freedom

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5 comments:

  1. Several years ago, I wrote to the Tacoma News Tribune that there was an a survey from young people who wanted to hear more about 'old fashion morality. My personal complaint was the fact young people do not hear that word 'morality' as I did as a teenager! This idea of young people will 'do it' anyway, is so sad! I give young people credit to be smarter than soiciety gives them! I taught my kids that 'one plays marriage only when married!' The Focus on the Family with the purity ring, along with thier dad, is a great idea, and further helps getting back to the idea of 'morality' that they deserve to hear about! When gals like Palin's daughter speaks up on this, will help young people to get this message of 'only for marriage!'To give young people their 'permission'to feel ok with what whatever decision they make on this subject, is insane! Teach morality, teach to have self esteem. That huggy bear-kisses are ok,until one is married!

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  2. I can't help but notice that Gary spends a great deal of time attacking the messenger, but completely fails to address the facts. Which are teenage pregnancies and abortions went up and this increase coincides with an increased emphasis on abstinence only education.

    Had a drop in teenage pregnancies and abortions followed the increase in abstinence only does anyone doubt that he would be claiming that as proof that abstinence only works? Isn't it telling that he doesn't even address the facts when they fall the other way?

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  3. There have been LESS abortions also being reported! Again, the need to encourage and teach morality is needed!

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  4. There are many assumptions made in Guttmacher's report. In fact they can't even verify their own numbers with any federal data because the goverment report won't be out until later this year. As far as more pregnancies, they can not even distinguish between married or single women who are pregnant with existing data. Gary's right to question the source.

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  5. It seems to me that blaming abstinance education and handing out birth control or expanding abortion clinics is like adding fuel to the fire they pretend to want to put out. It won't work.
    It can't work because it's foundation is faulty.

    What about the effects of teens that are being trained to behave as if sexual impurity is OK? Even if they don't get pregnant, think about what it can do to their future and the trouble they will suffer in the present if they give into what they're being taught that's wrong.

    Were it not for the grace of God..

    I remember reading of something the Interpreter showed Christian in The Pilgrim's Progress.

    He showed him a fire burning next to a wall where there was someone throwing water on it, but it kept burning higher and hotter. He didn't understand this until he was shown another individual who was on the other side of the wall.
    He was secretly pouring oil on the fire.

    This is a mystery, but it's about the devil who tries to put out the things of God, and Jesus who is doing things by God's grace that we don't always see. The wall is what separates.

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