Are Vermont’s teen pregnancy rates low because it’s a “progressive enclave” — or because it’s rural and relatively sparsely populated? Are New Mexico and Nevada counter-examples of right-wing, deep-red governance producing lousy outcomes? No — they’re purple states that are trending blue, and their teen pregnancy rates are higher because they both contain large recent-immigrant populations. Is North Dakota some strange “red” exception to a “blue is better” rule, crying out for a quirky, fracking-centric explanation? No: Like its neighbors, its rates are mostly just evidence that these issues are more complicated than the “more Planned Parenthood clinics = fewer unintended pregnancies” assumptions of contemporary social liberalism allow.
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