Colorado’s teen birth rate dropped 40 percent in five years—years during which a donor-funded initiative provided 30,000 free or low-cost contraceptive devices to low-income women:
The decline in births among girls 15 to 19 years old served by the program accounted for three-quarters of the overall decline in the Colorado teen birth rate, the state said in a news release.
That rate has fallen from 37 births per 1,000 girls in 2009 to 22 in 2013, officials said.
The teen abortion rate dropped 35 percent from 2009 to 2012 in those counties where the initiative is in place, Hickenlooper said.
One of those unsolvable mysteries of trying to have it both ways that conservatives present themselves and others with, in situations that are frankly no one else’s business.
You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. So too with people, and our perceptions of morality, or that of the Christians, which in fact are of a high standard of morality, that can only be conveyed by example, not by law. This morality is compromised too often by other worldly concerns, especially nationalism, vengeance and fear, and so leaves the impression of busy bodies with idle talk of morality for others, but not of the body of Christ. This very necessary house cleaning is often ignored by Christians and ballyhooed by the non believers to the detriment of the Christ. You speak ill of one another and yet recoil when non believers speak ill of you, as if you are senseless ones without knowledge. Then you compound your error by associating with those whose very precepts of existence are anti-Christian in matters of wealth and the things of the world, proclaiming yourselves superior to the Christ due to your accumulation of the things of the world. This is madness, and frankly, fully displayed in your politics for all but yourselves to see.