Tuesday, May 09, 2006

We're #32!! We're #32!!!

Hey, wouldyalookat that! Eastern European countries are tying with the U.S. in infant mortality rates! They must be really coming along there, eh? Oh, wait...we're #32?? There's only ONE other "industrialized" country WORSE than us? Latvia??? Nevermind...

Snips: "The United States has more neonatologists and neonatal intensive care beds per person than Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, but its newborn rate is higher than any of those countries," said the annual State of the World's Mothers report."
"The report...found higher newborn death rates among U.S. minorities and disadvantaged groups. For African-Americans, the mortality rate is nearly double that of the United States as a whole, with 9.3 deaths per 1,000 births."
Then buried waaaay down in the article, this: "Tinker said some nations ranked high in part because they offer free health services for pregnant women and babies, while the United States suffers from disparities in access to health care."
You'd think given this kind of information, the self described Pro-life nuts would be all over pushing for universal healthcare. Or at the very least free healthcare for pregnant moms and babies. But no. Can't do that! Why that would just ENCOURAGE those sluts to keep having sex and getting themselves* knocked up to begin with! It would be like giving them a license to be promiscuous. On the tax payer's bill!
*Because you know in Wingnut world reproduction is asexual... only the women are to blame.

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