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Republican “Family Values”?

 
By David Palmer
 
According to Dr. James Dobson (Focus on the Family), Ralph Reed (Christian Coalition) and their coterie of apologists/enablers like Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, the Red States are inhabited by folks who are (a) god-fearing, (b) imbued with family values, (c) caring, (d) philanthropic, and (e) moral stalwarts.

 

 

These statistics prove that Dobson, et al. have much work to do before the conduct of their brethren in the Blue States equals or surpasses that of the Reds. Put simply, these statistics seem to indicate that the Blues have intentionally set out to embarrass the Reds. Let’s just hope and pray that Dobson and Reed, and more importantly, Sean, Ann, Phyllis and Savage (SAPS) are up to the task. Hopefully, it won’t take two additional Republican Presidential terms (after Bush) before the Reds are able to force the Blues to appreciate the term “values” by causing their statistics to rise to the “compassionate” level of the Reds.
 

State Abortion Rate Changes —1990 vs. 2002 1

State
1990
2002
+/–
 
State
1990
2002
Change
Forida
66,071
88,964
+35%
 
Illinois
67,350
46,945
–30%
Ohio
32,165
35,830
+ 11%
 
Penn
52,142
35,167
–32%
Arizona
15,783
10,677
+ 32%
 
Wisconsin
 6,848
10,305
+50%
Kansas
 7,516
11,844
+ 57%
 
Oregon
13,658
13,172
–3.5%
Montana
 3,365
 2,248
–3.3%
 
Vermont
 3,184
 1,635
–49%
Utah
 4,786
 3,524
–2.6%
 
Arkansas
 5,953
 5,316
–1.1%
N. Carolina
36,494
29,229
–20%
 
Iowa
 7,166
 6,230
–1.3%
1 2002 data unavailable for other states                                                  Source: www.johnstonsarchive.net

 

Abortions—Comparable Foreign Pops.—2000

State
Total
Pop
 
State
Total
Pop
Virginia
 27,999
7.1 m
v
Switzerland
  11,792
 7.3 m
FL-GA-VA
148,240
31.2 m
v
Canada
105.169
31.2 m
Florida
 88,563
16.0 m
v
Netherlands
 27,200
15.9 m
Old South 2
313,720
84.2 m
v
Germany
134,609
82.5 m
FL-TX-GA-NC-VA
255,738
60.2 m
v
France -1998
180,000
59.3 m
2 AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX. VA                              Source:www.johnstonsarchive.net

   

Adoption Stats—Comparable State Pops—1998-02

Red
Year
Pop
 
State
Amt.
Pop
Texas
10,825
20.9 m
v
New York
21,497
19.0 m
Florida
 8,324
16.0 m
v
Illinois
25,089
12.4 m
Alabama
     961
 4.4 m
v
Oregon
 4,447
3.4 m
Virginia
 1,851
 7.1 m
v
Washington
   5,322
5.9 m
Source: US Dept. Health/Human Services

 

HIV/AIDS—Comparable State Statistics—2002

State
Amt.
Pop
 
State
Amt.
Pop
Florida
   90,233
16.0 m
v
California
128,064
40.0 m
S. Carolina
 11,055
 4.0 m
v
Washington
 10,473
 5.9 m
Louisiana
 14.624
 4.5 m
v
Michigan
 12,645
 9.9 m
N. Carolina
 12,384
 8.0 m
v
Connecticut
 12,765
 3.4 m
Utah
    2,189
 2.2 m
v
Rhode Island
    2,261
 1.0 m
Source: US Dept. Health/Human Services                     Lo—Wyoming——Hi—Delaware

 

Monthly Welfare Assistance—Per Recipient—2001

State
Mo.
Year
 
State
Mo.
Year
Texas
$ 68
$   816
 
Massachusetts
$268
$3,216
Alabama
$ 49
$   588
 
Oregon
$202
$2,424
S. Carolina
$ 66
$   792
 
Connecticut
$189
$2,268
Alaska
$239
$2,868
 
Illinois
$  57
$   684
Source: www.childwelfare.com                 Hi – Alaska = $23——Lo – Illinois = $57

   

Percentage of Seniors in Poverty—2000-2002—Top 12

State
%
 
State
%
 
State
%
 
State
%
AL
18%
 
MS
18%
 
LA
17%
 
AR
15%
NM
15%
 
TX
13%
 
SC
13%
 
NC
13%
WV
13%
 
MD
12%
 
OK
11%
 
MN
11%
Source: www.childwelfare.com                                                               Lo – Colorado 5.0%

 

Percentage of Children in Poverty—2000-2002—Top 12

State
%
 
State
%
 
State
%
 
State
%
NM
30%
 
LA
27%
 
CA
25%
 
AL
24%
AZ
23%
 
WV
23%
 
NY
22%
 
TX
22%
MS
22%
 
ID
22%
 
MT
22%
 
GA
20%
Source: www.childwelfare                                Lo– Utah = 7.0%——Lo – Maryland = 7.0%

 

 

Comparable Domestic Partner Murder Rates—2000

State
Victims
Pop
 
State
Victims
Pop
Mississippi
25
2.8 m
v
Michigan
19
 9.9 m
Tennessee
38
5.7 m
v
Illinois
20
12.4 m
S. Carolina
34
4.0 m
v
New Jersey
18
 8.4 m

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Knowing that the above named charitable Christians would not claim to be morally superior to those residing in Blue States, I went about and did some research to prove they were right. Below you will find statistics dealing with (a) abortions, (b) divorces, (c) adoptions, (d) poverty rates, (e) unmarried births, (f) HIV/AIDS rates and (g) domestic partner murder data.
 
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