9% decline between 2016 and 2017 alone
By Dave Andrusko
Pro-abortion newspapers, such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, know the first two rules of reporting when the number of abortions goes down. First, give zero credit to the pro-life laws you have screamed about forever and a day. Two, since pro-life laws make no difference, therefore it is a waste of time and energy (indeed, counterproductive] to pass even more pro-life laws.
Such a typical story. One pro-life response, whose answer is immediately explained away, followed by a professor [“Sarah McCool, an assistant professor in Georgia State University’s School of Public Health”]; the Abortion Industry [“Planned Parenthood Southeast President and CEO Staci Fox”]; a key pro-abortion legal arm [“The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia”]; not to mention all-purpose “experts.”
Four to one. Seems fair to me
But, excuses and self-serving rationalizations from PPFA and the ACLU don’t change the wonderful news that many fewer babies are aborted. Here are the key findings as summarized by reporter Maya T. Prabhu:
*The number of abortions has dropped by 19% in 23 years even though “Georgia’s population has ballooned in recent decades” from 7 million in 1994 to 10.4 million in 2017.
In 1994, the earliest year data was available on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s vital statistics database, there were 33,516 abortions reported — a rate of about 13.7 abortions per 1,000 Georgia females between the ages of 10 and 55. There were 27,453 abortions reported in 2017, the most recent data available, at a rate of 8.3 per 1,000 females.
Interesting omission. The number of abortions for 2016—29,551—is not mentioned. The drop from 29,551to 27,453, a whopping 9% drop.
Congratulations to pro-lifers in Georgia!