Category Archives: Abortion Statistics

5th annual “State of Abortion in America,” 2018 a must-read for pro-life activists: Part Two

By Dave Andrusko My apologies. I had intended to quickly write Part Two, but there was so much going on last week—so many wonderful events—that I thought it best to pick up the narrative today. This is

5th annual “State of Abortion in America,” 2018 a must-read for pro-life activists: Part One

By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow is the March for Life and next Monday is the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the dual 1973 Supreme Court decisions which wreaked havoc on American culture and

Abortion statistics: United States data and trends

Lowest levels in decades. There are two basic sources on abortion incidence in the United States: • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes yearly, but relies on voluntary reports from state health departments (and New

National Right to Life releases fifth annual “State of Abortion in the United States” report

WASHINGTON –The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) today released The State of Abortion in the United States, 2018. In addition to summarizing key legislative developments in the states and at the federal level, the fifth annual

In 2016 number of abortions in Wisconsin continue to decline

By Heather Weininger, Executive Director The newly released Department of Health Services Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin report show a decrease in the number of abortions from 5,660 abortions in 2015 to 5,612 abortions in 2016—48 fewer

PPFA’s annual report clearly shows it has double-downed on promoting abortion

By Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. On Wednesday, Dr. O’Bannon provided a first look at “The 2016-17 Annual Report of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.” As always, what is omitted

PPFA’s disinformation cloaked in the disguise of “correcting misinformation”

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC director of Education & Research, provided readers with a preliminary analysis of Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report. He will revisit “The 2016-17 Annual Report of the Planned Parenthood

What do the numbers from Planned Parenthood’s Latest Annual Report Tell Us?

Aborted 321,384 babies in fiscal year 2016-2017 but continuing decline in non-abortion related services By Randall K. O’Bannon, PH.D., NRLC Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Dr. O’Bannon will provide additional breakdown of PPFA’s annual report

The Making of a Milestone

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation 2016 turned out to be a milestone year in the history of abortion in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The year brought the lowest number of abortions ever recorded in

Good News for Mothers and Babies as Abortions Decrease in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. –The annual number of abortions has declined in Pennsylvania, bringing them to their lowest level ever recorded in the Commonwealth, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The figures show that, in

CDC State Abortion Figures for 2014 Show Depth and Breadth of Abortion’s Decline

Laws and Local Factors Have Major Impact By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Earlier this year, we were all delighted to find out that abortions, abortion rates, and abortion ratios had dropped to

CDC State Abortion Figures for 2014 Show Laws and Local Factors Have Major Impact — Part Two of Two

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. As we discussed in Part One, earlier this year, the Guttmacher Institute revealed that for the first time since 1974, the number of abortions