The details as to how this number was obtained can be found on the Trust Fund’s new factsheet at http://www.nrlc.org/Factsheets/FS03_AbortionInTheUS.pdf.
That double-sided factsheet lists the number of abortions by year going back to 1973. It includes numbers provided by Guttmacher, the former special research affiliate of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the federal health agency which compiles abortion data from annual reports from state health departments. Guttmacher provides more accurate totals, while the CDC provides a more regular, consistent demographic breakdown.
Also on the back page of that factsheet is a new analysis of the factors that cause abortion rates to rise, go down, or to stagnate. Explanations such as population shifts and attitudinal shifts are put in perspective. They show that pro-life legislation, education, and outreach have been effective, but at the same time making clear that the promotion of new abortion products such RU486 by the abortion industry can also have an impact.
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