Number of abortions and abortion rate drops in New York City, nation’s “Abortion Capital”

  By Dave Andrusko A year ago, NRL News Today posted a story that began, “Discernible progress is being made in New York City on the ratio of abortions to live births just released 2011 City data shows.” “While the city remained the abortion capital of America in 2011, with abortion ratios almost twice the …

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Digging Deeper into the Data: Legislation, Education and the Latest Drop in Abortion Part 3

  By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. A week ago today the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion think-tank, released an analysis of abortions for 2011. The major (and very encouraging) takeaway from “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011,” written by Rachel K. Jones and Jenna …

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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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Of the Nets, Only CBS Covered Record Low Abortion Rate

  By Katie Yoder Contemporary abortion advocates have moved beyond the Clinton-era “safe, legal and rare” mantra in favor of “safe, legal and accessible” – and the networks oftentimes appear to do the same. When the Guttmacher Institute published a study revealing how the U.S. abortion rate had reached its lowest level since the Roe …

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New Guttmacher Study Ignores Impact of Public Debate Regarding Rights of Unborn on Abortion Rates

  WASHINGTON – A report released today by the Guttmacher Institute found that abortion rates and ratios are continuing to decline in the United States – but downplayed the role that public debate over the rights of unborn children have played in this trend. In its “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, …

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Abortions top 56 million since Roe v. Wade

  By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research and Dave Andrusko, National Right to Life News Today editor Given the trends seen in recent national reports, National Right to Life now believes that there have been over 56 million abortions since 1973. One critical piece of evidence in that calculation arrived …

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Number of abortions in New Zealand drops to lowest figure in nearly 20 years

  By Dave Andrusko Good news: the number of abortions in New Zealand has dropped to the lowest number since 1995. In 2012, 14,745 women had abortions, the pro-abortion Abortion Supervisory Committee reported. As recently as five years ago, the figure stood at 18,382. The category of women most likely to have abortions were women …

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Pennsylvania Abortion Rate Down 5 Percent in 2012 – Good News for Women, Babies

  By Micaiah Bilger, education director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s abortion rate is on the decline—and that’s good news for women and their families, according to the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the state’s largest single-issue pro-life organization. “Fewer unborn children are losing their lives to abortion, and more women are being empowered to make …

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Ohio Abortions Hover Near Historic Lows: State Report Shows Abortions Spiked 5.3% Among African Americans in 2012

Editor’s note. The bulk of this post is courtesy of NRLC’s state affiliate, Ohio Right to Life. After that, we’ve offered a few additional details. COLUMBUS, Ohio—Monday’s release of the 2012 Ohio Abortion Report by the Ohio Department of Health shows that, following the historic 12 percent drop in abortions in 2011, abortions last year …

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Wisconsin Abortions At All-Time Low

Abortions Dip 4.4% in 2012 By Barbara L. Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life It’s hard to describe the feeling when we learn of another abortion decrease! Our staff, board and volunteers are filled with joy to know that our work results in life for hundreds of unborn babies. The Wisconsin Department of Health …

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New State-Released Data Shows the Abortion Rate Has Fallen for the Fifth Consecutive Year in Indiana

Editor’s note. Yesterday we passed along a brilliant analysis of the declining number of abortions in Minnesota written by NRLC’s Minnesota affiliate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.  The totals were the lowest in 37 years. We are looking at the results a second time today. Meanwhile, more great news! For the fifth year in a …

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Analyzing the 5% Drop in Abortions in the CDC’s 2009 Abortion Surveillance Report, Part Two

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research When abortions drop, for whatever reason, that’s a big deal. Precious unborn lives have been saved and their mothers saved from making a terrible mistake. But figuring out why they may have dropped, even when the exact cause may be unclear, is important too, …

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