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Abortions are up under George W. Bush

November 8, 2004 6:08 AM

Dr. Glen Harold Stassen, professor at Fuller Theological Seminary: "Under President Bush, the decade-long trend of declining abortion rates appears to have reversed. Given the trends of the 1990s, 52,000 more abortions occurred in the United States in 2002 than would have been expected before this change of direction."

Why have abortions increased under an anti-abortion president? Not enough jobs to support families, and lack of health insurance.

Stassen continues: "What does this tell us? Economic policy and abortion are not separate issues; they form one moral imperative. Rhetoric is hollow, mere tinkling brass, without health care, health insurance, jobs, child care, and a living wage. Pro-life in deed, not merely in word, means we need policies that provide jobs and health insurance and support for prospective mothers."

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Read the 6 comments.


Hey, this is a guy who got elected by having people focus on a few "moral" issues rather than the facts about his performance. Why should this be any different? He's built a platform on his stances on issues rather than his accomplishments on them. He's got his eyes on Roe v Wade. Just like the gay marriage and illegal drugs the right will seek to solve this social issue through legislation rather than eliminating the pressures creating the problems. Don't look to the factors creating favorable situations for abortions to take place. Don't teach about birth control in Texas schoolbooks. Don't help single mothers and the poor with family planning issues. Maybe if he just prayed for fewer abortions...

Mon Nov 8 2004 7:55 AM

Right Wing Robby:

Its a shame that Bush is forcing people to sex. I am sure if people had their choice and could not afford to have a child, they would take steps to make sure that didnt happen. But unfortunatly, Bush isnt giving them that choice.

Aside from this, I hear Bush is going to try and push through legislation that forces people to buy cars they cant afford. Bush is way outta control. I get the feeling that Karl Rove is behind all this.

Mon Nov 8 2004 9:02 AM

Red Ghost:

I wonder what role Bush's "mandate" of abstinence over contraception plays in all this...

Blurb on reproductive rights:

Numbers (which are, consequently, "value-based"):
" Real median household income remained unchanged between 2002 and 2003 at $43,318, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. At the same time, the nation’s official poverty rate rose from 12.1 percent in 2002 to 12.5 percent in 2003. The number of people with health insurance increased by 1.0 million to 243.3 million between 2002 and 2003, and the number without such coverage rose by 1.4 million to 45.0 million. The percentage of the nation’s population without coverage grew from 15.2 percent in 2002 to 15.6 percent in 2003.

Mon Nov 8 2004 10:04 AM

Independent Jones:

Actually I hear Bush himself is having sex with much of the American public. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say they are getting fucked by George W. Bush.

Don't get bent out of shape, anyone, Robby opened that door wide for me.

Tue Nov 9 2004 8:05 AM

Dave E.:


Well crafted IJ.

Tue Nov 9 2004 8:11 AM

Independent Jones:

Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitresses.

Tue Nov 9 2004 12:13 PM

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