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U.S. recession linked to more abortions, vasectomies

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By Virgil - Posted on 22 April 2009

The pregnancy was unexpected, and for one 32-year-old single mother in Syracuse, New York, the ailing economy became a factor in her decision to have an abortion. "More so now that we are in a recession ... I felt I had to go through with the procedure because I cannot afford another child," said the woman, a registered nurse who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was worried about job security."People say, 'You're a nurse, you'll always have a job.' I think it's not as true as people think it is."

The recession may be a factor influencing more Americans to opt out of parenthood with abortions and vasectomies, although there is no data available yet to suggest a trend

Even so, there is some anecdotal evidence that would-be parents are factoring the rough economic times into the most personal of reproductive choices, some experts said.

In 2005, the last year for which data is available, the U.S. abortion rate fell to the lowest level since 1974, according to the Guttmacher Institute in New York, a nonprofit group focusing on reproductive

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Mick's picture

"People say, 'You're a nurse, you'll always have a job.' I think it's not as true as people think it is."

The recession may be a factor influencing more Americans to opt out of parenthood with abortions and vasectomies, although there is no data available yet to suggest a trend

Even so, there is some anecdotal evidence...

This is the type of "evidence" and conclusions which drive the "problem with induction." This is so bogus. Did you notice the double hedge...recession may be a factor...no data... Then what is the basis for the conclusion? Anecdotal evidence is not the basis for any rational conclusion!

Mickey E. Denen

Jer's picture

"More so now that we are in a recession ... I felt I had to go through with the procedure because I cannot afford another child," said the woman, a registered nurse who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was worried about job security.

Seriously? She couldn't move into a smaller place or cut back on dining out, new clothes, travel, cable tv, lawn care, cell phone, etc., etc. ? Oh, wait... what about adoption? If money is the issue why not auction the baby off on eBay? "Had to" my eye, frigging idiot.

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Hey Jer,

e-mail me when you get a chance. Thanks!

Tim Martin
www.BeyondCreationScience.com

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