Comparing Save the Children's data with other statistics, with the exception of New Zealand and Australia, secular countries having high populations of atheists/agnostics are the best places to be a mother. Countries having the most restrictions on abortion fell into the worst countries to be a mother and conversely, those where abortion is legal were the best environments to be a mother.
The United States ranks 25 out of 43 developed nations, up from 31 last year.
While the US has moved up in the rankings, ahead of last year’s 31st place, we still fall below most wealthy nations,” said Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children. “A woman in the US is more than 7 times as likely to die of a pregnancy-related cause in her lifetime than a woman in Italy or Ireland. When it comes to the number of children enrolled in preschools or the political status of women, the United States also places in the bottom 10 countries of the developed world.”
The study analyzed factors like education, economics, health and politics for mothers and their children.
It makes sense actually, a parent who raises a child with access to logic and information to use as their guide, is ALWAYS going to do a better job than somebody who is encouraged to utilize the "spare the rod, spoil the child" approach or to tell their little one that if they misbehave they will burn for all eternity in the fiery pits of hell. Don'tcha think?
Happy Mother's Day! (Of course it will probably be even happier if you live in a secular country. I'm just saying!)