In 2005, 17 states declined abstinence-only funding. Of those 17, only three, or 17.6 percent, had teen pregnancy rates higher than the national average. Fifteen of the 34 states, or 44 percent, that accepted the funding and teach abstinence-only sex education in public schools had teen pregnancy rates higher than the average. In many cases, teen pregnancies are terminated. However, as you’ll see, the number of teen pregnancies do not necessarily correlate with the number of teen abortions, by region nor overall.
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