Reflections on the Guttmacher Report, One Day Later

By Dave Andrusko Imagine you are the movers and shakers at the Guttmacher Institute. Formerly the research arm of Planned Parenthood, but now, as an “independent” think tank, your abortion statistics are treated almost reverentially, as if they came from a quasi-objective source. The 44th anniversary of Roe is rapidly approaching–for Guttmacher, a kind of …

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Unofficial Abortion Numbers Show Sharp Decline in 2013 Wisconsin Abortions

  Abortions Drop Another 16% As NRL News Today reported, last week testimony was presented in the Wisconsin Federal Court Western District on a challenge to Wisconsin’s new law which requires that an abortion provider have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. Wisconsin abortion providers stated under oath that …

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Digging Deeper into the Data: Considering the causes for the drop in abortion, Part 2

  By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research It is said that failure is an orphan but that victory has a hundred fathers. Well, there are a lot of folks taking credit for the sudden and significant decline in abortion numbers Guttmacher just reported for 2011–a drop of about 150,000 abortions …

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Birth rates, Positive Alternatives and the abortion decline: A response to Robin Marty

By Paul Stark Regarding the recently-released 2011 Minnesota Abortion Report, which shows another decline in the number of abortions, Robin Marty of RH Reality Check writes: “According to Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s largest anti-choice advocacy group, [the decline is] because of the implementation of the ‘Positive Alternatives Act,’ a bill passed …

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Wisconsin Right to Life Hails Decline in Abortions

Numbers released today by the Department of Health Services show an 8.4% reduction in Wisconsin abortions in 2010 compared to 2009, prompting Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life, to say, ”We are elated to see a continuation of reduced abortions in our state with the bottom line being the lives of babies …

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After another decline in 2010, Abortions in Ohio Reach Historic Low

By Dave Andrusko Statistics released by the Ohio Department of Health offer the welcomed news that abortions in 2010 declined for the tenth year in a row, representing a drop of nearly 40% from the peak total reached in 1982 and 26% since 2000. “During the past decade, more and more women and families chose …

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