I came across this well-documentedpresentation of the importance of the abortion issue in elections which I thinkyou will appreciate. Please keepeducating about DPS. Anne
What is the most decisive issue in2012?
By Dennis M.Howard , Renew America,August 18, 2012
Analysis of data in the 130th edition of the U.S. Statistical Abstract shows that 80% of the nation's 1.2 million abortions occur in Democratic "blue" states, while only 20% occur in Republican"red" states. That makes abortion the single most decisive factor in whether a state votes "red" or "blue." Politicians ignore it at their peril.
Not surprisingly, the issue is divisive. Fully 90% of all abortions occur in just 25 states, while the other25 states make up "pro-life America" — with just 10% of all abortions. Federal funding for abortion-related services, needless to say,go disproportionately to the high abortion states.
Like it or not, "pro-life America"is paying the bill for "pro-choice America."
The District of Columbia with an abortion rate of 50% — 2.5 times the national average — rivals New York City as the"abortion capital" of the United States. In New York City,the black abortion rate is even higher — 60% — while the rate for Hispanics is40%, and for whites 20%.
What does that mean for voters and for politicians?
Pro-life voters need to speak up vocally about the issue. Pro-choice voters certainly will. Keep your favorite candidate's feet to the fire and don't let him or her brush the issue aside.Abortion is not only a moral issue. It's a powerful economic issue as well.Fight for what you believe in.
Demographic changes are like shifts in the earth's crust:They take place slowly and persistently over a long period of time, but when they hit, they hit hard.
Other factors such as trade policy,the mortgage and financial crisis, changing technology, and the transformation of America's communications and distribution infrastructure also played a role, but changing demographics and declining social values have a deeper, more persistent impact.
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