Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A National Disgrace

United States Ranks 29th in Infant Mortality Rate

The Centers for Disease Control reports that the infant mortality rate in the United States stood at 6.89 deaths per thousand live births in 2004, the latest year for which comprehensive figures are available; as such, the U.S. slipped from a rank of 24th in infant mortality rate for the year 2000 to 29th among countries the CDC tracks. The report also shows that the mortality rate for infants born to non-Hispanic Black women was almost two-and-a-half times as high as it was for babies born to non-Hispanic White women. Other groups with high infant mortality rates included Native Americans and Puerto Ricans.

Go. Read the whole article at The Dark Wraith Forums.

Spend some time reading this one. This is a direct result of the policies made by those who claim they represent "the culture of life."

Oh. Right. Silly, silly me. I forgot that according to their reckoning, life begins at conception, then it ends at birth.