Substantial Abortion Rate Drop also among St. Joseph County Residents INDIANAPOLIS – Newly released data from the Indiana State Department of Health’s (ISDH) annual abortion report shows that in 2016, there were 7,277 abortions, compared to 7,957 abortions in 2015–an 8.5% drop. Indiana’s abortion rate has declined for eight consecutive years. Abortions have dropped more than …Continue reading "Indiana Abortion Rate Drops for Eighth Consecutive Year"
NEW ORLEANS – The number of abortions in Louisiana decreased by 4 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. It was the second straight year abortion numbers have dropped. There were 8,972 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2016, down from …Continue reading "Louisiana’s 2016 Abortion Rates Fall for Second Straight Year"
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 …Continue reading "Reflections on the Guttmacher Report, One Day Later"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research For the first time since 1974, the number of abortions performed in the United States has dropped below one million–926,190 for 2014. Even better news, longer term, is that abortion rates and ratios, which measure the general frequency of abortion and the likelihood that …Continue reading "Guttmacher survey results for 2013 and for 2014 find U.S. abortions drop to well under one million"
By Katie Yoder Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quietly released its latest Abortion Surveillance report for 2013. That is a year remembered by the pro-life movement for the trial and conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. But even that can’t push the liberal media to report the CDC’s grave …Continue reading "Media Silence: NYC Abortion Rate Is 60% of Birth Rate"
161 fewer unborn babies killed in 2015 than in 2014 INDIANAPOLIS – A new report by the Indiana State Department of Health shows that the abortion rate continues to decline in Indiana. In 2015, there were 7,957 abortions, compared to 8,118 in 2014. Abortions have declined in Indiana for seven consecutive years. Indiana’s all-time high …Continue reading "Abortion Rate in Indiana Continues to Decline Under the Pence Administration"
The number of abortions in Louisiana decreased by 10 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. There were 9,311 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2015, down from 10,211 abortions reported in 2014. The number of abortions performed in the state …Continue reading "Louisiana Abortion Rates Drop in 2015 After Several Years of Rising Numbers"
Abortions in Pennsylvania have dropped to an all-time low as more women find access to the education and resources they need to choose life. In 2013, the number of abortions in Pennsylvania dropped by 7 percent to 32,108, according to a report from the state Department of Health. The total is the lowest number …Continue reading "Abortions Drop to All-Time Low in Pennsylvania"
By Heather Weininger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life The long-awaited day finally arrived — the day we look for all year long. It’s the day the Wisconsin Department of Health Services releases its “Reported Induced Abortions” in Wisconsin annual report for the previous year. And, once again, Wisconsin abortions have decreased, this time …Continue reading "Wisconsin Success Story in Decreasing Abortions a Model for Other States"
Editor’s note. This appeared today at blog.secularprolife.org. It is a press release from the Mexican pro-life organization, TAD [Think, Action, Development], translated into English. This week marks the anniversary of legal abortion in Mexico City. The Mexican state has neglected its duties toward mothers. Without support from her family, her partner, or her government, …Continue reading "Mexico City : 12 abortions for every 15 births"
By Dave Andrusko With data sure to play a role in the debate over an amendment to the Tennessee state Constitution, figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that while the overall number of abortions has gone down in the state over the past decade, there’s been a steady increase in the …Continue reading "Data show fewer abortions in Tennessee but many more to women coming from out of state"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Yesterday we talked about the good news that in 2012 the number of abortions had decreased in New York City to 73,815. The abortion ratio–the percentage of pregnancies ending in an abortion—also dropped. We’re doing a follow up post, based on additional analysis and comments from the Chiaroscuro Foundation …Continue reading "More about New York City’s declining number of abortions and abortion rate"