Once again Kirstie Alley has taken to Twitter to educate and inform the masses.
Actually Kirstie, according to a 2021 article in the Los Angeles Times, based on CDC statistics, “A total of 3,604,201 babies were born last year in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 4% lower than in 2019 and the sixth year in a row that the number of births declined.”
As for your claim that abortion rates are “out of the roof”?
Well you’re wrong here, too.
Statistics by cdc.gov report “From 2009 to 2018, the total number of reported abortions, abortion rate, and abortion ratio decreased 22% (from 786,621), 24% (from 14.9 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years), and 16% (from 224 abortions per 1,000 live births), respectively.”
“Among the 48 areas that reported data continuously during 2009–2018, decreases were observed during 2009–2017 in the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions, and these decreases resulted in historic lows for this period for all three measures. These decreases were followed by 1%–2% increases across all measures from 2017 to 2018.”
In fact both teen pregnancies and abortion rates are in the decline. It would appear that responsible sex education, combined with better access to birth control is successfully achieving the intended goals after all.
Kirstie Alley was born in 1951. She would have been 18 years old in 1969.
Alley’s idyllic nostalgia for her school days is filtered through rose colored glasses. (Or perhaps auditing has twisted the memories?)
In spite of her faulty memory, reality shows that her school years included some of the highest teen birth rates.
“The 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s included the twentieth century’s highest teen birth rates (respectively 79.5, 91.0, and 69.7 per thousand). By 1960, nearly one-third of American females had their first child before reaching age twenty.” –faqs.org
Once more we have been treated to the exceptional Scientology intelligence and communication skills.
Alley jumps sarcastically on someone who simply made an informed comment. This could have been an opportunity for intelligent, timely discourse. Instead, Kirstie shows her ignorance by spreading false information.
Just so she can appear superior to someone else.