Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nancy Giles needs to do some basic research on abortion

Nancy Giles, a contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning show, was on MSNBC and in one quick statement proved she knows nothing about who gets abortions or the prolife movement and probably proved she shouldn't be working in the news business.  It also gives us another insight into the thinking in major newsrooms.

When talking about election results Giles said,
"You know when you just showed that graph of the decline in the numbers (of white voters)," she continued, "I thought, 'Maybe that's why they're trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They're trying to build up the race."
Giles is apparently completely unaware that minority women have much higher ratios and rates than white women.  From the CDC's abortion surveillance report:
Non-Hispanic white women had the lowest abortion rates (8.7 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15--44 years) and ratios (140 abortions per 1,000 live births), whereas non-Hispanic black women had the highest abortion rates (33.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15--44 years) and ratios (472 abortions per 1,000 live births).
So if the prolife movement was really trying to "build up the white race" they wouldn't be trying to stop abortions.  But hey, you wouldn't want truth or knowledge to get in the way of ignorance and bias.

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