CDC State Abortion Figures for 2014 Show Depth and Breadth of Abortion’s Decline

Laws and Local Factors Have Major Impact By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Earlier this year, we were all delighted to find out that abortions, abortion rates, and abortion ratios had dropped to levels not seen since the early 1970s. The good new meant a drop of 2% in just one …

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An explanation of how NRLC calculated the total number of abortions since 1973 along with new factsheet on abortion statistics

  By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research When we published an estimate of the number of abortions earlier this year, we noted that it was provisional, awaiting the expected publication of new abortion data from the Guttmacher Institute. Our original calculations had assumed the status quo for the years from …

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Abortion rates in Arizona fall 7%; pro-life measures may have played key role

By Lauren Enriquez A recent report from the Arizona Department of Health Services revealed a 7.4% drop in the abortion rate from 2011-2012. Compared to national figures that show a flat abortion rate, this decrease in the Arizona abortion rate is encouraging. Pro-lifers have been hard at work in Arizona over the last few years …

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Recycling the Myth that Abortions Decrease Under Pro-Abortion Democratic Presidents

By Dave Andrusko Time and space did not allow us to comment on a lecture sponsored by the College Democrats that pro-abortion former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend recently delivered at Catholic University of America. But although late, it’s important not to allow her comment to go unchallenged. “In response to the issue of …

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Chiaroscuro Foundation Breaks Down New York Abortion Ratio by Zip Code, Urges New Yorkers toJoin Local Efforts to Reduce Rate

Editor’s note. The following release was sent out today by the Chiaroscuro Foundation. New York– New detailed data on New York City’s staggering 41% abortion ratio–almost twice the national average–show that the zip code with the highest abortion ratio in the city, 67%, is in Manhattan’s Chelsea-Clinton neighborhood.  The data were made available today by …

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This Week on Pro-Life Perspective

By Dave Andrusko This week’s series of five Pro-Life Perspective broadcasts began Monday with a call to work on behalf of the Movement . Yesterday and today, National Right to Life President and PLP host Carol Tobias gives us an inside look at “Abortion is Us,” otherwise known as Planned Parenthood. Mrs. Tobias debunks a …

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Abortion Rates Rise Among Poor, Thanks to State Funding

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., Director of Education & Research, National Right to Life Yesterday the folks at the Guttmacher Institute published an article online that will appear in the June 2011 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology which contained good news: abortion rates dropped 8% across the board from 2000 to 2008.  Those who’ve examined …

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