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Teen Pregnancy On The Decline In SC

DOWN 61 PERCENT OVER LAST QUARTER CENTURY Teen pregnancy in South Carolina is on the decline – down ten percent from 2013 to 2014 and down a whopping 61 percent since 1991.  That’s according to the latest date from the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – and is consistent…

DOWN 61 PERCENT OVER LAST QUARTER CENTURY

Teen pregnancy in South Carolina is on the decline – down ten percent from 2013 to 2014 and down a whopping 61 percent since 1991.  That’s according to the latest date from the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – and is consistent with national data released earlier this year.

Worth noting?  The data includes 18-19-year-olds – who comprised the majority of the estimated 4,000 teen births in South Carolina in 2014.

In 1991, there were more than 9,000 teen births in the Palmetto State.

What’s driving the decline?  Well, it sure as hell isn’t the government-funded “abstinence only” education that South Carolina “Republican” lawmakers keep including in the state budget as a sop to influential social conservative activists.  In fact, states which require “abstinence only” education tend to have higher teen pregnancy rates.

As we’ve said for years, we don’t believe government should be in the sex education business … period.

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82 comments

Bible Thumper December 8, 2015 at 7:50 am

I say we need teenage pregnant girls in combat… as long as they’re not Muslim. Rubio is working on it right now.

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Rocky Verdad December 8, 2015 at 7:57 am

Wonder what forced the prego rate down. Condoms or pills.

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Bible Thumper December 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

Paternity test.

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The Colonel (R) December 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

Give me a break, I’ve been busy…

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jimlewisowb December 8, 2015 at 8:26 am

Increase in the number of fellas switch hitting will decrease the number of home runs

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erneba December 8, 2015 at 8:05 am

They are heeding the advice of Groucho Marx, “I love my cigar, but I take it out every once in a while.”

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idcydm December 8, 2015 at 9:40 am

One thing that really helps teen pregnancy, turning 20.

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Tazmaniac December 8, 2015 at 11:54 am

You could be a billionaire inventing the kid that goes from age twelve straight to age twenty!

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Abstinence Only= Bristol Palin December 8, 2015 at 8:27 am

Fewer teens preggers? Thanks sex education and contraceptives.

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:46 am

Interestingly, most media haven’t mentioned that teens are waiting longer to have sex. In 1993, 44.3 percent of high schoolers had ever had sex, but that number dropped to 35.9 percent in 2013.

Why has no one suggested that the fact that fewer teens are getting pregnant and having abortions might be due, at least in part, to the reality that fewer teens are having sex? The countercultural decision to wait for sex is noteworthy and certainly deserves praise and reinforcement by America’s adults, sex education teachers, and policymakers.

I just blew the entire article above up.Next.

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You Blow A Lot Of Things December 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

Except research has shown education has helped. Abstinence only states have much higher teen pregnancy rates. Reality shows like Teen Mom have been shown to have dropped pregnancy rates. Turns out actually talking to your kids about this stuff makes a big difference.

Wouldn’t expect Josh Duggar’s brother from another mother to understand that though.

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

Subpoena won’t be filed until Friday.Your post is EXACTLY why.
Carry on.

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Fake Subpoena, Fake Lawyer December 8, 2015 at 9:03 am

So should I pretend to cower in fear until then?

I’m just pointing out you defended Josh Duggar. Odd behavior, the guy molested a five year old, not sure why you would defend someone like that. Well, I have hunches thanks to other commenters, but I guess no one has come forward with charges yet so it is all heresay. Victims of sexual assault can keep it under wraps for years though, just look at Bill Cosby.

I’m allowed to have suspicions sir. Ask your lawyer once you drift off into dream land tonight.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

I never defended Josh Duggar.What he did was wrong and he should have been punished.

The Duggar story about molestation was more about mocking and attacking Christianity than the allegations themselves.

I defended the Christian families faith.

Calling me Duggar is a mistake.

J.Snitch December 8, 2015 at 10:08 am

Lying is also a mistake, you POS. You must have missed the “from another mother” part.

Terry Christmas December 8, 2015 at 9:24 am

His silence betrays him. He knows no one is buying his bluff. He’s played the game multiple times before but has never followed through.

Rocky Verdad December 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

Could be – maybe too busy with their phones. Thanks Apple and Samsung.

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Mom December 8, 2015 at 10:33 am

WRONG. Sex Ed has been in the schools for at least 35 years. And dermatologists hand out bcp like candy to clear up acne and have for at least 35 years. Reduced teen pregnancy can not be attributed to more sex ed and greater access to birth control. Personally, I think most girls who get pregnant do it for the attention. And it is somewhat of a status symbol in some crowds. If indeed the teen pregnancy rates are declining, it’s because the word has gotten out that having a illegitimate baby is not worth being the center of attention for a little while and having a fun baby shower.

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:38 am

Private efforts to promote abstinence have
succeeded in changing adolescent sexual
behavior. Voluntary
initiatives, such as the virginity pledge movements have increased
rates of virginity among adolescents, and they have
also reduced the onset of teenage sex, the number
of sexual partners, and sexual infidelity among
adolescents. Studies also suggest that they have
played an important role in driving down the teenage
pregnancy rate in the last decade or so.

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The Buzzman December 8, 2015 at 8:44 am

That is self-contradictory. “Sexual fidelity” has the connotation of not having sex with anyone except your girlfriend or boyfriend. That automatically excludes virgins.

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Tazmaniac December 8, 2015 at 11:51 am

What about “soaking”?

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The Buzzman December 8, 2015 at 9:40 pm

I don’t know what that is.

Do I want to?

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tomstickler December 9, 2015 at 9:27 am

A Mormon sex technique: if you are not moving, you are not doing anything nasty.

Tazmaniac December 9, 2015 at 9:42 am

It is the “let me just put it in there but I promise I won’t move” trick. People give Mormans hell about it, but I don’t know of any red blooded American boy who hasn’t tried it.

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 8:46 am

Which studies?

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:49 am

Numerous studies.I don’t play your game abortion lover.Pee Wee Martin just posted.Ask him.

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mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 8:50 am

There’s almost no getting around it. States with abstinence-only education have the highest rates of teen pregnancies.

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:54 am

Fewer teens are having sex and that is why teen pregnancy and abortions are down.

Sorry it doesn’t fit your narrative of passing our condoms or putting your kids on the pill at 12 and then letting the school take your kid for an abortion at 15.

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

What time is your FITS farewell address scheduled for today? I would hate to miss it.

Suicide Pact December 8, 2015 at 8:57 am

How many Disqus accounts is he going to abort today?

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 8:57 am

Disqus Lives Matter!

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:03 am

lol…you can be funny!

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:02 am

Ha Ha….that shit is purely for your stooges entertainment as I know you hang onto to EVERY fucking word I post,Especially YOU if I don’t give you any attention.

Used to be ‘GT’ until ya’ll outed him cause you couldn’t debate him in the arena of ideas.

As much as I despise WHO and WHAT you are, I don’t think you are involved in the ‘pedophilia/child molestation’ posts.I would really be surprised to find out you were.

Hope Someone Outs You December 8, 2015 at 9:06 am

You’ve given allegations that other people have been negligent or abusive, you deserve the allegations. Live by the troll sword, die by the troll sword.

Please keep your hands to yourself while around me.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

Bring it on!

Oh It's Already Brought! December 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

If you’re asking for it to happen to you, that is going to damage your fake case. Better consult your fake lawyer.

I’m still waiting on the fake papers you said I’d be served last time.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:24 am

Bring it on! I am looking at a $200,000 motor home today!

Not An EBT Purchase December 8, 2015 at 9:25 am

That’s nice. I like to go window shopping too. A man has to dream.

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 9:12 am

Hoping Santa leaves some Midol in your stocking, flip. Sounds like you could use it.

Don't Forget Desitin December 8, 2015 at 9:19 am

Sounds like he’s got some butt rash from Terry last weekend.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

I am fine.You are an uninformed idiot but my guess is you’re actually a faithful wife and mother.

Hope your Christmas goes well.

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 9:31 am

Right back atcha.

Bible Thumper December 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

I’m not endorsing abstinence only, but my guess is that those states had higher rates of teen pregnancy before also. Success should not be measured by rates but b6 reduction in rates.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:12 am

Finally some common sense.

You're Right, But... December 8, 2015 at 9:14 am

Reduction in rates have been higher in non abstinence only areas too though.

Bible Thumper December 8, 2015 at 9:15 am

I’m for abstinence plus, not only.

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 9:16 am

you are a wise man.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:20 am

Bottom line is there have been 50,000,000 ABORTIONS since 1973 and 1,000,000 in 2014.

Only birth control liberals believe in are killing the unborn.

One Too Few December 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

If you’re willing to adopt or foot child support for 50,000,000 people then we’ll care what you have to say.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:29 am

That was one of Hitlers argument to purify the races and population in Nazi Germany.

You liberals learned well.

Learning Well December 8, 2015 at 9:34 am

Hitler did a great job dehumanizing Jews, much like you do liberals and politicians you don’t like. Sounds like you have a lot in common with him.

Thumbs Up December 8, 2015 at 9:16 am

Oh, I am too. Abstinence is fine, it’s just unrealistic for people to expect that to work for everyone. Push for it, but make sure they know how to keep themselves from getting an unexpected pregnancy or STD if they don’t.

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 9:16 am

you beat me to it. thanks.

Facts Police December 8, 2015 at 8:55 am

Ma’am, I’m going to have to ask you to stop linking to actual studies. This is a fact free zone. There are manchildren (J. Smith) here who can’t deal with reality.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:05 am

Liberals don’t deal in reality.The latest is Climate Change created ISIS.

American people believe you to be fools.

You Are So Dumb December 8, 2015 at 9:10 am

What created ISIS is hate for America, which you seem to have a lot of. Have any black flags with white inscriptions in your house?

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:14 am

Exactly.Liberals hate America-our freedoms and our values.So does ISIS.

So You Are A Liberal? December 8, 2015 at 9:17 am

Liberals hate America. ISIS hates America. So you’re a closet liberal with possible ties to ISIS. You certainly are not denying it.

Answer The Question Bitch December 8, 2015 at 8:54 am

Just fess up that the “studies” you are claiming are pulled out of your ass.

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mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 8:54 am

Bingo.

Rocky Verdad December 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

Bull. iPhones and text messages have taken away idles hands.

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The Buzzman December 8, 2015 at 8:42 am

That’s just coz the female teachers are screwing all the teen boys.

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Tazmaniac December 8, 2015 at 9:34 am

+1000
The school girls don’t stand a chance.

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Tricia Harrison December 9, 2015 at 4:30 am

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The Colonel (R) December 8, 2015 at 9:33 am

Either her boyfriend is standing behind her with his hands on her belly or that chick has man hands!

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

Don’t get weird on us Colonel.

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The Colonel (R) December 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

Crossed that bridge years ago…

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Rocky Verdad December 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

I’m guessing boyfriends hands. Seems her hands are behind her holding on to a cross bar of some type.

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:40 am

Everybody have a nice day.My prayers are with you.Travel awaits.

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idcydm December 8, 2015 at 9:42 am

Your prayers are the last thing anyone needs.

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

I forgive you for your comments about Christians and that they were just like ISIS.I see you removed the comment about treating Christians in America like the Jews in Nazi Germany or some such?

The advantages of a Disqus account? Have a great holiday and may ISIS bring you good cheer. :)

Gotta get me some $1.20 gas with my discount and hit the road.

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idcydm December 8, 2015 at 10:05 am

Another false narrative, I can’t remove what I did not create.

Have fun in Meca.

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tomstickler December 8, 2015 at 11:58 am

If by Mecca you mean Pirateland RV park in MB?

idcydm December 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

No.

Rocky Verdad December 8, 2015 at 12:28 pm

$5 says J Smith is posting within an hour, assuming traffic is not heavy on US1.

idcydm December 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

I’m surprised he hasn’t posted already, I figure texting and driving would be part of his MO.

Rocky Verdad December 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Nah, he’s a hands free person.

HHIcarolina December 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

Isn’t it curious that they don’t start counting until age 15?

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Tricia Harrison December 9, 2015 at 4:30 am

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