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Forum Post: which state broke the record for teen pregnancy ?

Posted 7 years ago on March 14, 2013, 5:35 p.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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which state cut planned parenthood funding by 2/3 ?
which state stresses abstenance only in schools ?
which state is run by rick perry ?



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[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 7 years ago

Abortion Rate 16 [16th of 47]
AIDS Case Rate All Ages 14.7 [12th of 51]
Alcohol consumption > Binge drinkers 15.6% [23rd of 52]
Alcohol consumption > Casual drinkers 51.7% [35th of 52]
Alcohol consumption > Heavy drinkers 5.2% [20th of 52]
Alcohol related traffic fatalities, as a percentage 46% [5th of 51]
Birth Rate per 1,000 17.1 [2nd of 51]
Chlamydia Cases 69,200 [2nd of 50 ]
Chlamydia Rate 317.7 [17th of 50]
Gonorrhea Cases 24,595 [2nd of 50]
Gonorrhea Rate 112.9 [19th of 50]
Health Index -11.85 [45th of 50]
Mental Health > State Expenditures Per Capita $38.00 [46th of 51]
Obesity Rate 24 % [3rd of 51]
Prevalence of Poor Mental Health 34.3 % [20th of 50]
Suicides 2,363 [2nd of 51]
Teen Birth Rate per 1,000 62.9 [1st of 51]
Total Spending on Medicaid $123,186.00 [18th of 36]

I think rick takes a page from Alan Grayson - minimize taxes & minimize the health of poor people so they get sick & die sooner

[-] 1 points by gsw (3346) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

Well the state that needs this plan


[-] 1 points by Narley (272) 7 years ago

This seems to be a sneaky way to bash Rick Perry. I’m a Texan, didn’t vote for Perry and think he’s a arrogant, condescending jerk.

However, he has done some good things for Texas. Kept taxes low, better jobs and economic conditions; and he is very pro-gun. I don’t like everything he does, but I give credit where credit is due. He’s probably the single most reason Texas isn’t drowning in debt and unemployment like so many other States.

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 7 years ago

better jobs ?!?!?! no
minimum wage jobs yes
Texas is not drowning because it has oil &
lots of federal money pouring into the state

[-] 1 points by Narley (272) 7 years ago

I don’t have any figures, but Texas is one of the top destinations for people fleeing other in-debt states. Yes, better jobs; and more of them than just about any other place.

Rick Perry is very business friendly. He recruits employers to come to Texas. He has a “development fund” used to entice employers to come to Texas. Two weeks ago he went to California specifically to get companies to come to Texas. The Lt. Governor made a Internet add played specifically in New York state, saying “Come to Texas, lower your taxes, improve you living standard and keep your guns”

So, Yea, Perry is a perfect example of a power hungry politician. But he has done a lot for the people of Texas. That’s why he keeps getting elected even though everyone knows he’s an asshole.

[-] 1 points by Narley (272) 7 years ago

OK, so you don’t like Texas. I understand now. Doesn’t change the fact it has one of the best standards of living than most other states.

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 7 years ago


best place to live #45 / 50

are you getting your "facts" from
michelle bachmann or sarah palin or faux noose?

[-] -1 points by vaprosvyeh (-400) 7 years ago

Well, let's see.....Rick Perry is the Gov of Texas.

When did Texas "break the record for teen pregnancy"? I missed that story.

The latest info I can find shows New Mexico and Mississippi ahead of Texas in teen pregnancy numbers.

Did those two states also cut planned parenthood funding by 2/3? Do those two states stress abstinence only in schools?

Many states do not require sex education at all, and many of those states have lower teen pregnancy rates. See:


So what is your point here?

[-] -3 points by fanya11 (-35) 7 years ago

FROM NBC News... Suck on this eric. and by the way we are GLAD he cut funding for the baby killers at planned parenthood

The Lone Star State makes a triumphant return as America’s Top State for Business—its third time at the top of our rankings.

"Listen, there is a reason that Caterpillar moved their hydraulics manufacturing and their engine manufacturing to the state of Texas," said Gov. Rick Perry in November during the CNBC Republicanpresidential debate.

1 Top State for Business: Texas

The top American state for business is Texas. The Lone Star State finished 2nd last year and, this year, is the top state, including a ranking of number 1 for infrastructure and number 2 for technology. With Texas Governor Rick Perry (R). We can attest to that.

In our sixth annual study, Texas racked up an impressive 1,604 points out of a possible 2,500, with top-10 finishes in six of our 10 categories of competitiveness. Texas has never finished below second place since we began the study in 2007.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago

Cause business knows that repubs in charge of Texas don't care if they pollute the air, water, land and encourage exploiting the people of Texas with low wage, dangerous jobs?