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Blue states practice the ‘family values’ that red states preach: new survey
11-19-2017, 11:53 AM
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Blue states practice the ‘family values’ that red states preach: new survey
Blue states practice the ‘family values’ that red states preach: new survey
David Ferguson
18 Nov 2017 at 22:06 ET

TThe New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof reported Saturday on the results of the annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which found that people living in so-called blue states have lower rates of teen pregnancy, divorce and prostitution than their counterparts in conservative states.

In a survey of 32 states, the states with the highest percentage of teens who are sexually active were Mississippi, Delaware, West Virginia, Alabama and Arkansas.

When teens from evangelical backgrounds have sex, they are less likely to use birth control or protection against STDs. Of the 10 states with the highest teen birth rates, nine voted Republican in 2016. Of the 10 states with the lowest teen birth rates, nine voted Democratic.

<..> “Child marriage is happening at an alarming rate across the U.S., but available marriage-license data show more parents, judges and clerks in red states than in blue states seem comfortable with this human-rights abuse,” said Fraidy Reiss, an anti-child marriage activist who founded the nonprofit Unchained at Last.

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/blue-st...uM.twitter

Interesting results. Sex ed matters, religion not so much.

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11-19-2017, 12:31 PM
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RE: Blue states practice the ‘family values’ that red states preach: new survey
Sex ed matters a LOT. Republicans tend to prefer instead to rely on the God Squad, and reap the predictable results.

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11-19-2017, 09:20 PM
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RE: Blue states practice the ‘family values’ that red states preach: new survey
The GOP and the rest of the racist regressive authoritarian RW have been flaming hypocrites for decades and don't seem to mind. Political power to force everyone to do everything THEIR way is all they want.

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