Thursday, July 21, 2011

Teen pregnancies, HIV and AIDS skyrocket in Jim DeMint's South Carolina

Poor education, poverty, conservative attitudes towards sex education and lack of access to health care and health insurance mean more teen pregnancies (13th in the Nation according to the Center for Disease Control) and skyrocketing increases in HIV, AIDS and other STDS and a high teen age death rate.

It's hard to understand Senator Demint's hostility to better access to health insurance when South Carolina is: 
No. 3 in U.S. for gonorrhea. Source
No. 4 in U.S. for chlamydia. Source
No. 5 in U.S. for stroke deaths
No.6 in U.S. for death by cervical cancer
No. 8 in U.S. for AIDS cases U.S. States and the District of Columbia. Source
No. 10 in U.S. for AIDS related deaths in US. Source
No. 10 in U.S. for syphillis. Source
No. 9 in U.S. for teen deaths. Source

Poor health: a fact of life in Jim Demint's South Carolina

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