Numbers indicate challenges remain in some demographic groups

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports, Part Five By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Despite persistent undercounts and missing state abortion data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have seen over the past few days that the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute, which surveys clinics directly, basically …

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State Figures Provide Important Context for National Abortion Trends

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports, Part Four By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research National abortion figures attempt to show the direction of the country as a whole, but state numbers sometimes offer a more complete or at least more nuanced view of the trends and currents.  And differences between …

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Texas Abortions Drop From 2,500 to 68 in First Month After Roe Overturned

By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life Abortions in Texas plummeted after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, according to new data released by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. State abortion statistics for July 2022, the first full month after Texas’ total protections for preborn children regained effect, reported 68 abortions. The same time period a …

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Most abortions done by High volume mega-centers

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports, Part Three By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Though recent statistics show the number of chemical or “medication” abortions rising, to the point that they now account for more than half of those performed in the U.S., those same statistics still indicate that the …

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Both CDC and Guttmacher Show Chemical Abortions Way Up in 2020

NRLC Analysis of New Abortion Reports: Part Two By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Perhaps nothing has altered America’s abortion landscape as much as chemical abortions, changing the public’s image and women’s perceptions of abortion, the way these are performed and delivered, and significantly, their widespread availability. Loosened government regulations …

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CDC and Guttmacher Release Contradicting Abortion Numbers: Part One

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its Abortion Surveillance report for 2020. It showed what appeared to be a drop of 2% in the number of abortions performed in the U.S. The CDC recorded 620,327 abortions from state health …

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2020 Abortion Numbers from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Show a Decline

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual “Abortion Surveillance Report” for the year 2020. The numbers showed a decline in abortions from the 2019 survey and a continuing steady decline in abortion numbers since 2011. The numbers reported by the CDC are confusing when compared to …

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Latest abortion statistics reveal a decline in the number of abortions in Oregon

By Oregon Right to Life The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released its annual abortion numbers, this time for 2021 and the first half of 2022.  In a welcome development for pro-lifers, abortions in the Beaver State dropped from 6,991 in 2020 to 6,577 in 2021. Unsurprisingly, women from Multnomah County accounted for the vast majority …

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Texas’s abortion total drops from 2,770 to 10 as abortion ban saves over 10,000 babies nationwide

By Dave Andrusko It comes from a pro-abortion source–#WeCount, a national research project lead by the Society of Family Planning—but they have provided invaluable information gauging the effect of the reversal of Roe v. Wade on the number of abortions in various states. We reported on the preliminary results in late October in a report …

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Dramatic decrease in abortions since Dobbs

By Michael Cook According to a pro-abortion research centre, there has been a dramatic decrease in abortions as state bans shut down abortion clinics in the two months after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. In July and August 2022, providers reported 5,270 and 5,400 fewer abortions per month, respectively, compared …

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Death toll from abortion drop by over 10,000 because of Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision

By Dave Andrusko The headline, no doubt, depressed Maggie Koerth and Amelia Thomson-DeVeauxis but it is a boon to pro-lifers and cause for jubilation: “Overturning Roe Has Meant At Least 10,000 Fewer Legal Abortions.”                                             Yes, that’s correct. “A data set shared exclusively with FiveThirtyEight shows that in the two months after the Supreme Court decision, there were 10,570 …

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New study adds to body of research showing negative effects of abortion on women

By Bettina di Fiore  Support After Abortion, an online organization devoted to helping people impacted by abortion find hope and healing, recently published the results of a study it commissioned, which was conducted by the group Shapard Research. The study surveyed 114 women who obtained chemical abortions (commonly referred to as “medication abortions”) about their …

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