President Barack Obama is attempting to lower the rate of “births” — and separately, pregnancies — among blacks and Latinos.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists reducing “births” as one of the top goals of Obama’s “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.”
The language on the CDC’s website makes clear that the program seeks to reduce the rate of both pregnancies and “births” among minorities.
Specifically, the CDC says the “purpose of this program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino/Hispanic youth aged 15–19 years.”
Eighteen- and 19-year olds are technically adults, but Obama’s program aims to reduce births among women that age as well.