5.09.2006

Is America pro-life?

American babies are three times more likely to die in the first month of life than an infant born in Japan, according to a survey by Save the Children. Only Latvia, with six infant deaths per 1,000, ranked worse than the US among developed countries in infant mortality. So much for the GOP's "culture of life."

2 comments:

Brian said...

The stats are bogus. The United States measures infant mortality differently than almost all other industrialized nations. If the U.S. measured infant mortality the same way as Japan did, for example, the U.S. infant mortality rate would actually be significantly lower than Japan's.

Ironically, because we do have a culture of life, we don't discount very low birth weight infants as most other nations do, which skews the stats.

Paul Schmelzer said...

Thanks for the comment, Brian. If you can got some links backing up said bogusness, I'll update the post.