TRUTH TEAM 2012 tweeted this today: Today in Missouri, Romney said: “Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.”
Why would a presumably sane Republican candidate for President threaten the availability of family planning for women voters? There must be a compelling reason. Here’s one possibility.
In 2005, fertility rates for Hispanic women were over 45 percent higher than those for non-Hispanic black women and Asian women (99 births per 1,000 for Hispanic women versus 67 births per 1,000 for non-Hispanic black and Asian women), and more than 65 percent higher than those for Native American women and non-Hispanic white women (60 and 58 births per 1,000 women, respectively).
Source: Children’s Data Bank
All indications are that this trend has continued since 2005, and perhaps become more pronounced. In 2009, the statistics for lifetime births among American women broke down by ancestry this way:
- Hispanic — 2.73
- African-American — 2.03
- Asian — 1.96
- White — 1.78