Lowest levels in decades. 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, W ashington, D.C.). It has been missing data from California, New Hampshire, and at least one …Continue reading "Abortion statistics: United States data and trends"
Editor’s note. The following comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and is reposted with permission. The 2016 Abortion Statistics for England and Wales were published today, and they serve to highlight the horrendous impact of the abortion industry, and the toll of human misery. The figures revealed that the vast …Continue reading "2016 abortion statistics highlight the brutal reality of the abortion industry in England and Wales"
By Paul Stark Editor’s note. Previously we ran an initial overview of the abortions statistics in Minnesota for 2015. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) explained, “Abortion numbers have dropped in eight of the last nine years in Minnesota to their lowest level since 1974, confirming the success of life-affirming laws that provide women with …Continue reading "Abortion numbers in decline across Minnesota—except at Planned Parenthood"
By Dave Andrusko The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting the welcomed news that there was a 3.7% decline in the number of abortions in 2014. In absolute numbers there were 501 fewer abortion deaths–12,900 abortions versus the 13,401 reported abortions performed in 2013. The news buttresses the overall decline in the number of …Continue reading "501 fewer babies lost to abortion in Arizona in 2014"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research You’ve heard it before. The claim that “one in three” women will have an abortion by age 45. You may even remember earlier iterations that had it as high as 43%. And you probably said to yourself, “That can’t be right!” Well, a fact-checker …Continue reading "Claim that “One in Three” women will have abortion by age 45 receives “Two Pinocchios” from Washington Post"
By Paul Stark MINNEAPOLIS — Teen abortions in Minnesota have declined dramatically since the state enacted a law 25 years ago requiring parental notification before minors undergo abortions. The law (MN Statute 144.343), strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), was passed by the Legislature with large bipartisan majorities in 1981. It requires …Continue reading "Parental Notification law reduces teen abortions in Minnesota"
By Dave Andrusko This will be a kind of good news/in spite of the good news post. Allow me to explain. The title of the relatively short story was just four [encouraging] words long: “States report declining abortions.” And the first paragraph? The first paragraph was even more hopeful: “Several states are reporting their abortion …Continue reading "Is it true that everyone supports fewer abortions?"
By Dave Andrusko Continuing a welcome pattern that extends back to 2001, there were fewer abortions in Ohio in 2014 than any year since the state began tracking the number of abortions in 1976. On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health released data showing there were 21,186 abortion in 2014, a 8.7% decline from 2013. …Continue reading "Number of abortions in Ohio drop 8.7% in 2014"
Sonya’s Law Delivers — Mother’s Informed, Babies Saved By Barbara Lyons, Retired Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life Sonya was a young mother of two – and now pregnant. She was thinking of having an abortion when she saw a bus sign sponsored by Eyewitness for Life offering a free ultrasound. In the caring …Continue reading "Wisconsin Abortions Down Another 10%"
Wisconsin Continues its Astounding Abortion Decline “As the trend of the steep abortion decline in Wisconsin continues, Wisconsin Right to Life is again taking the lead in ensuring women and children have a chance at celebrating the gift of life,” shared Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “The 2014 released abortion numbers …Continue reading "Wisconsin Right to Life Applauds a 10% Wisconsin Abortion Decrease"
State’s Abortion Rate Continues to Decline INDIANAPOLIS – Recently published abortion data from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for 2014 shows that Indiana’s abortion rate continues to decline. In 2014, there were 61 fewer abortions, or 8,118, compared to 8,179 abortions in 2013. Abortions have declined in Indiana for six consecutive years. Last …Continue reading "New Data Shows 61 Fewer Abortions in Indiana in 2014 Compared to 2013"
State abortion total rises slightly in 2014 ST. PAUL — Planned Parenthood proved again to be Minnesota’s largest abortionist and grew its market share even bigger despite only a small increase in abortions statewide, according to the state’s annual Abortion Report issued Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Planned Parenthood managed to increase …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood performs more abortions than ever in Minnesota"