National Right to Life Committee pleased with drop in number of abortions for 2017

Today, The Guttmacher Institute (the former special affiliate of Planned Parenthood) released its latest survey regarding abortions in the United States. According to the report, the number of abortions in 2017 (the most recent year numbers are available) are the lowest since abortions were legalized in 1973. “While it is encouraging to see the number …

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The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute: 50 years and counting

By Dave Andrusko I’m amazed that I somehow missed it, but it was not until I read the Guttmacher Institute’s announcement of the selection of Herminia Palacio as its new president and CEO that I realized Guttmacher had celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. As most of you know, National Right to Life Celebrated its …

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Abortion statistics: United States Data and Trends

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 York City, Washington, DC) It has been missing data from California, New Hampshire, and at least one other state since 1998. The Guttmacher …

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Great News: Number of abortions in Georgia drop by nearly 20% in past 25 years

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 …

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Indiana Abortions Increase for Second Consecutive Year While Ultrasound Law Remains Blocked

By Indiana Right to Life INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life reviewed new abortion data for 2018 released by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). In 2018 there were 8,037 abortions compared to 7,778 in 2017. Increase: For the second consecutive year, the Indiana abortion rate increased. Pro-life leaders expected the increase because a …

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Pro-lifers celebrate 23% drop in abortions in South Dakota

By Dave Andrusko The South Dakota Department of Health has reported the sharpest one-year drop in the number of abortion in a decade. The number of abortions in 2018 was down an incredible 23% from the year before “continuing an overall downward trend in abortions performed in the state since 2008,” according to Sarah Mearhoff, …

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Minnesota abortions drop despite another Planned Parenthood increase

2018 data show the benefits of Minnesota’s existing pro-life laws. By Park Stark, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) ST. PAUL — Abortions in Minnesota resumed a long-term decline in 2018 following a two-year increase, according to a report released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The 2018 number of 9,910 marks a …

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BREAKING NEWS: The number of abortions in South Carolina Continue Downward Trend in 2018

Lowest number since 1975 By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 1, 2019)– Abortions in South Carolina declined again in 2018 with 466 fewer abortions reported than in 2017, according to the newly released report by the State Department of Health and Environmental Control [DHEC]. The total–4,646–is the lowest …

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Annual report on abortion in Minnesota expected July 1

By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will provide an analysis of Induced Abortions in Minnesota January – December 2018: Report to the Legislature shortly after its anticipated release on Monday, July 1. The annual abortion report is released each year on or near July 1 by the Minnesota Department …

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Michigan women have fewer abortions, 7% increase in dismemberment abortions

Abortions in Michigan have declined 45.6 percent from their high in 1987 By Chris Gast, Right to Life of Michigan Grand Rapids, MI — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2018 Michigan abortion report. Michigan residents receiving abortions declined by 203, from 25,757 in 2017 to 25,554 in 2018. Abortions …

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Washington Post Fact Checker Calls Out Congressman, New AMA Head Over Reliance on Erroneous Texas Abortion Data

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Perhaps no state is as big a source of frustration to the advocates of abortion as Texas. Second only to California in population, it was for years home to some of the nation’s busiest abortion clinics, performing some 100,000 abortions a year in the …

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Late term abortions outnumber homicides in New York City

Abortion is more deadly than homicide in New York City.And it’s set to get worse By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children More babies died from abortion at 21 weeks gestation or over in 2015 than there were people killed by homicide in New York City, new figures reveal. Abortion more deadly than …

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