Teen births decreasing in Ohio

The number of teen births in Ohio is still declining.
Associated Press
Oct 31, 2012

The rate of women 19 and younger who gave birth in Ohio fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2011. That's according to an analysis by The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/TkQOiJ ) of preliminary state data.

Ohio Department of Health statistics show that the 12,189 teen births last year were down 11 percent from 2010. And it was the fewest recorded since the state began keeping track in 1990.

Health officials say teen births continue to decline because more young people are using contraceptives, delaying sexual activity and utilizing more effective forms of birth control.

Teen births are on track to fall again this year, with the state recording only 7,788 through late October.

 

Comments

donutshopguy

That's a positive sign for those of us who promote personal responsibility.

bullydogs1971

hummmmmm....didn't see any mention of ABORTION! Murdered babies don't count in these statistics?!?! Its funny in this country we have Pro-Choice when it comes to killing/not killing babies but i get fined and a criminal record for being Pro-Choice on seat belt wearing....what a messed up set of values we have. Let's hear all the blah blah blah statistics on fatality rates and seat belts Judge O'brian! I got a statistic for ya....all abortions end in 100% fatality rate to the most innocent victims in the world....tiny innocent unborn BABIES AND AT NO CONSEQUENCE TO ANYONE. So buckle up everyone and support you local abortion clinic!

Licorice Schtick

s l o w l y . . . b a c k i n g . . . a w a y . . .

thinkagain

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Libel and defamation.

John Harville

@Think... cite please where Jesus taught about abortion, pregnancy, sexual intercourse, interracial marriage, same-gender marriage. All I recall is the woman who was widow of seven brothers and when asked who would be her husband in Heaven, Jesus said we are not husbands/wives in Heaven.
Beyond that... name for me a 'liberal' who has come out in favor of killing unborn babies. And be sure s/he favors killing babies - not protecting 'choice' - which is something we all should want to protect. And cite for me one quote, speech, etc. where President Obama has said he favors killing unborn babies. You can do neither. So you just spew hatred.

thinkagain

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights) and Libel and defamation.

John Harville

@think... despite the personal attack, I would counter that "Pro-Abortion" merely focuses on 'anti-choice'. The unborn have NO rights - never have. They can be put out for adoption and never know WHO they are and never have any rights of inheritance or family identity. They can be placed in orphanages and reared with no parental care. Adoption is no different than abortion when it comes to parent responsibility - it's just another way of 'getting rid of the b@st...'. And I'd like to hear your answer about in-vitro 'souls' languishing in a chemical freezer somewhere because their parents made a CHOICE they have all they want. Aren't those ABORTIONS?
If you don't care about these 'snowbabies', then you really just want to call names and point fingers and rouse the rabble.

thinkagain

Let’s try this again, only separately, just so I can see what in particular causes the deletion. Or is just my defense of the innocents that so perturbs the moderator? How is John Harville’s comment, “So you just spew hatred” acceptable but my comment is not?

thinkagain

You’re guilty of spewing ignorance and hatred for your fellow mankind, although you probably cry over the death of a baby seal.

thinkagain

Simply put, Pro Choice is just the Liberals way of saying BABY KILLING. They don’t like to hear the truth, they just like to feel good about KILLING BABIES!

thinkagain

God’s moral standard against taking another person’s life, and, as such, falls under the divine prohibition: “Thou shalt not murder!”

thinkagain

People who support abortion – baby killing, have blindly bought the propaganda, or are just plain evil. Just like slavery, the other time the Supreme Court declared someone a non-person.

John Harville

@Think... also like SUPCO that okayed racial intermarriage. BTW... Dred Scott eventually was reversed by the 14th amendment.
Please educate yourself. Roe v Wade does not legalize abortion. RvW recognizes a woman's right to privacy and to control her own body.

starryeyes83

I don't see Where God financially supports and pays for these babies, the teens sure aren't doing it.

God doesn't pay MY taxes, I do!

John Harville

@starrry Again, like @Think, PROOF please of your comment that "the teens sure aren't" supporting these babies. Unfortunately I know several teen parents. Fortunately, they are making an effort to provide support, continue education to get better jobs, with several 'present' supportive dads.

starryeyes83

@ John,
Good for you, I'm glad you know some teen parents who are stepping up. Now, YOU PROVE to me, please, where that's the norm.

I can assure you that it isn't. I had the misfortune to have to work around too many of them in a very hot factory. There was a very large turnover of 18-22 year olds. The company finally put the brakes on hiring that age group due to the high absentee and drug test which came back positve. Amongst other issues.

John Harville

@think. Christians from all walks tell us the Old Testament is history while the New Testament is 'the new covenant' that supercedes the OT ... thereby negating the Mosaic commandments (all 656 of them!). If you want a religious exhortation for your position, try the only commandment Jesus gave, "that you love one another as I have loved you." That said... where, anywhere in scripture, does God speak of abortion?

John Harville

@think... I'm guilty of insisting you engage in intelligent discussion by providing specific instances where Pres. Obama declares his support for abortion/killing babies. I'm asking you to put on your man pants and stop trying to inflame with visions of aborted babies. You have a CHOICE to meet my request or not - FREEDOM OF CHOICE - which is the larger discussion by Pro-Choice advocates.

John Harville

@Bully. Feel better?

starryeyes83

They're not babies, they're zygotes. Get over it.

Justme...

Serious question starryeyes, when do they go from being zygotes to being babies? As for the article, teen birth rates have been dropping steadily since at least the early 1990's. Education on all fronts is the key.

youngfamily

Ugh... you beat me to this.

starryeyes83

zygotes, embryos, whatever, why split hairs.

Justme...

But when does it become a baby? Your point is that it isn't a baby. So when IS it a baby?

John Harville

@justme. what about all those zygotes/babies/persons suspended in animation in some in-vitro laboratory because their parents already implanted three and got triplets and don't really want anymore?
TheY ARE zybotes.
Are they babies?
Are they persons with legal rights?
Are they souls?
Thousands of them disintegrate each year for lack of implanting or other reasons. Their parents have made a CHOICE. Are their parents committing ABORTION?
I greatly anticipate responses from you and others about this.

Having stood in line at the store behind teens - male and female - grabbing condoms of the rack on the way out, I assure you fear of AIDS has prompted greater responsibility.

John Harville

@justme et al. Serious answer: The zygote with its rapidly dividing cells must attach to the uterine wall at which time it becomes a blastocyst and some organs may begin developing as it moves to an embryonic stage.
It can't even resemble a 'person' until the 16th or 17th day when the brain and spinal column BEGIN to form. Sometimes, by the 30th day, the heart begins to beat - which can be seen on a scan but not heard. It's about an inch long and can't survive away from its mother.
By the second month it begins to show what type of being the cells are forming. It still has none of the elements necessary for independent survival.
It's not yet a baby...
So unless you are one of those who doesn't accept science - or a rabid Paul Ryan etc. follower - it's clear this is NOT a baby.

youngfamily

If you're going to try to be technical then you should probably know what you're actually talking about. Most abortions won't even happen until the embryo phase.

John Harville

@youngfamily. REALLY? Not till the 3rd week? REALLY? What about the 'morning after' pill that doesn't allow the zygote to attach? What about the EPT that 'delivers the news' within 48 hours? Even so, an embryo that is only about 2 inches long at 13 weeks cannot survive outside the womb. Have you ever actually seen a 'spontaneous' abortion embryo or fetus? "If you're going to try to be technical then you should probably know what you're actually talking about." I agree.

youngfamily

Let me know where to get that EPT... After TTC for months and months- I'm tired of waiting til the absolute earliest to test.. which is 8 days after ovulation. I don't even know what points you're trying to make because quiet frankly, you don't make much sense to me.

Since you don't find out about pregnancy until you're in the embryo phase- that phase lasts until week 10 of pregnancy.
You can NOT find out you're pregnant 48 hours after conception. It's not even possible. Your body doesn't start producing hcg until after implantation occurs.
No, I've never seen a miscarried embryo or fetus, nor do I care to do so. What does that have to do with anything. I am fully aware they can't survive at that stage- did I ever say they could?! No, no I did not.
The more I read your post... the more I laugh. Makes no sense.

John Harville

youongfamily... not about to advertise a product here, but the test detects hcg 6 days BEFORE first day of missed period....which I'm sure is looong before embryonic stage. But, I'd still be interested in your response about those 'souls on ice' in fertility labs...

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