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CNN: 53% of Latinas are pregnant by age 20.


CofCC.org News Team.

Notice in the the article how it doesn’t suggest that the Latina should consider an abortion. Had the teen been a European American, abortion would have been the first thing that the article would have suggested.

From CNN.com

(CNN) — She had many plans for the future: to go to college, start a career, meet the man of her dreams, raise a family — when the time was right. It was all cut off by an unexpected pregnancy. The baby became her life, consuming her energy and forcing her dreams to the back burner of her life.

It’s not what she wanted. Nor did her parents, who are the greatest influence on her decisions about sex, according to a wide-ranging survey released Tuesday by experts on the Hispanic community in the United States.

According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 53 percent of Latinas get pregnant in their teens, about twice the national average. In 2007, the birth rate among non-Hispanic whites ages 15 to 19 was 27.2 per 1,000, and 64.3 per 1,000 for non-Hispanic black teens in the same age range. The teen birth rate among Hispanic teens ages 15 to 19 was 81.7 per 1,000.

The nation’s 45 million Latinos constitute the largest minority group in the United States with a growth rate twice that of the general population.

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