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Great example of how correlation does NOT imply causation. It is sad that most people do not understand science. Ask your students to propose other reasons for the data such as poverty or access to health care. Better yet, have them come up with other positive correlations with infant mortality such as number of supermarkets or number of television sets.
STUDY: Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170075/ The US infant mortality rate of 6.17 infant deaths per 1000 live births ranked 56th (2014): https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.html Remember: Correlation is not causation.
Secular humanist Kristine Kruszelnicki wrote a very controversial article recently titled "Yes, there are pro-life atheists out there. Here's why." In it, she argues that human rights belong to all human beings, including those who have yet to be born.
Infant Mortality Rate - CDC - In 2008 the United States was ranked 27th globally in terms of infant mortality rate by the Organization for Economic Cooperative Development. Despite improvements from 2008 to 2011, the CDC predicts that the U.S. still ranks 27th in the world.- Parenting.com