Teen births at historic lows, but conservative states tend to see higher rates


Gee, whatever would cause this to happen? Via U.S. News and World Report:

The teenage birth rate declined 9 percent between 2009 and 2010, hitting an all-time low, according to new data released by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Here's a hint: It's something conservatives don't want women to have access to:

Fewer babies were born to teenagers in 2010 than in any year since the peak of World War II. Laura Lindberg, of the Guttmacher Institute, which studies reproductive health, says better sex education and more widespread contraceptive use have contributed to the decline.

So it's not only a War on Women, it's a War on Successful Birth Control. And Education. And Privacy.

It's about control.

As it turns out, the southern states have way higher numbers of teen pregnancies and births than New England does. What?

Why, those New England elitist snobs!

The birth rate is higher in typically more socially conservative states where it may be harder to obtain hormonal birth control, but Linberg says economics and educational attainment plays a role in those states as well.

That would be the same kind of hormonal birth control that the GOP is trying their darndest to ban. Because, see, while most of us would like to move forward in time, conservatives go all giddy at the thought of going sdrawkcab.

Of course, facts and statistics like these don't matter to them, but allowing their version of government to intrude on the rights of others, does. Welcome to