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DFO Column: Abortion Stats Not All That They Seem

Abortion statistics are as tricky as those in sports. On the surface, for example, a baseball player might hit for a decent average – around .265, with some home runs sprinkled in – and would seem to be a solid player for any ball club. But a closer look at statistics might reveal something else – that he's a miserable hitter in the late innings when the game's on the line, he can't hit a curve ball, and strikes out too much. In other words, he's not all of what he seems.

For the rest of my column re: "The Numbers Game," click here.

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.