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Eliminating the Problems that Drive Women to Abortion

The first-ever Pro-Life Women’s Conference took place in June 2016 in Dallas. We need to understand how far we must go — and what we must do — to achieve success by 2020. The Guttmacher Institute’s new report reveals things have gotten worse over the last eight years for the most vulnerable. Among women who are seeking abortions: — 75% are the poor and working poor, — 66% are pursuing post-secondary degrees (which could lift them out of poverty), — 59% are already mothers. Women deserve better! As we count down to the 2020 Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment, help us fulfill the unrealized dream of Susan B. Anthony and other first wave feminists by systematically eliminating the root causes** that drive women to abortion in three key areas: 1. Education 2. Workplace 3. Paternal support Abortion IS a reflection that we have not met the needs of women. Help us end the feminization of poverty that drives women to abortion. Help MAKE WOMEN’S HISTORY. But first, here’s a lesson from history. Susan B. Anthony, the Quaker teacher turned suffrage leader, owned The Revolution. Her newspaper went bankrupt when she and co-editor Elizabeth Cady Stanton depended on one donor. After they passed away, Alice Paul assumed the leadership. She knew that approaching donors was key to success. Fourteen years after Anthony died, Paul successfully led the suffrage movement to achieve the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed all women in the United States the right to vote and soon after wrote the original Equal Rights Amendment. When the ’70s women’s movement embraced abortion, Paul called it the “ultimate in the...

Abortions Decline 21% in Alabama Since 2010 / Abortion Businesses Drop Since 2001

Pro-life efforts in Alabama are making a huge difference for unborn babies and their moms across the state. A new report found abortions dropped 21 percent in Alabama in just four years. The Alabama Media Group reports [ http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/05/abortion_in_alabama_number_of.html ] the new numbers from the state Department of Public Health. In 2014, there were 8,080 abortions in Alabama, a 21 percent drop from the 10,280 abortions in 2010, according to the state. That means 2,200 fewer babies were aborted in just the past four years. According to the report, Alabama’s abortion rate is much lower than the national average with 12 percent of pregnancies ending in abortion, compared to 18 percent of pregnancies nationwide. The Rev. James Henderson, former executive director of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, was encouraged to hear the news and took it as a sign that pro-lifers are making a difference. “According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, our pro-life efforts were the reason [Planned Parenthood] left Huntsville,” Henderson told the news outlet. “In this city, we’ve seen five closures. We’d like to see all of them close.” According to the report, there were 12 abortion clinics in 2001 in Alabama, and now there are five. More abortion facilities could close, too, when a new law goes into effect. Signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on May 12, the law bans abortion facilities from building within 2,000 feet of public elementary or middle schools and prohibits the state health department from issuing or renewing a health center license to current abortion clinics within the same distance of the schools, LifeNews reported. The legislation could close...

Exposed: Abortion Pill, RU 486, Mifepristone, Mifeprex — Whatever They Call it, it Harms Women & Kills Babies

In a stunningly reckless move, President Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently relaxed standards for the abortion pill [originally called] RU-486. The new guidelines expand its use to abort babies who are even more developed in the womb, and require even less physician supervision of a drug that has hospitalized —and even killed— women. The abortion industry has been increasingly pushing abortion pills, telling women that RU-486 isn’t a REAL abortion. They’ve convinced women that “just taking a pill” early in the pregnancy when the baby is “just a clump of cells” isn’t really killing a child. With these new FDA guidelines, we’re seeing them push that lie even further. Today, Live Action launches its latest video to expose these abortion industry lies and the recklessness of the FDA’s decision — https://www.facebook.com/liveaction/videos/10154118219668728/ In this new video, Dr. Anthony Levatino, an OB/GYN who performed over 1200 abortions, uses medically accurate animations inside the womb to show how RU-486 abortion slowly starves a baby to death over a period of days. He also details how amazingly developed the baby is at this early stage and the pill’s potentially dangerous effects on the mother. These laxer FDA rules will bring huge financial benefits to the abortion industry. While the FDA’s expansion of RU-486’s use from seven weeks of pregnancy to 10 weeks is sure to increase the abortion industry’s clientele, according to the FDA’s own numbers, it also means TRIPLE the drug’s failure rate of the old seven-week limit. This will inevitably lead to more women — and their babies — being subjected to two abortions, as abortionists must then perform...

U.S. Late Term Abortion Numbers

On 15 March 2016, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing entitled ‘Late-Term Abortion: Protecting Babies Born Alive and Capable of Pain’, during consideration of late-term abortion ban legislation. In conjunction, Operation Rescue released a report on the number of late-term abortion facilities in the nation. Currently in the USA, there are 511 active surgical abortion sites. Of those, 162 surgical abortion places abort babies at 20 weeks gestation or later, and 122 of those say they do not abort babies after 24 weeks. Five abortion sites openly abort babies throughout all nine months of pregnancy, including Martin Haskell’s Women’s Med Center in Dayton, OH. [April-May 2016, Cincinnati Right to Life Ed. Fdn. Inc. News...

2015 Abortion Business Survey Reveals 81% of Abortion Sites Have Closed Since 1991

The total number abortion sites in America continues to decline, following nationwide trend extending back to 1991. In 2015, abortion centers closed at a rate of more than one per week with 53 abortion sites shutting down or halting all abortion services. Operation Rescue surveyed by telephone all abortion facilities in the U.S. from December 1-15, 2015 and found the following: * 42 Surgical abortion clinics halted all abortion services. * 11 Medical abortion clinics halted all abortion services. In addition, a number of abortion facilities reduced services: * 16 abortion clinics halted surgeries and now offer only medication abortions. * 12 abortion clinics stopped dispensing abortion drugs and now only offer surgical abortions, noting that the abortion pill was “ineffective” or “too dangerous.” In all, 81 abortion clinics closed or reduced services in 2015. Currently, there are 517 surgical abortion clinics and 213 medication abortion clinics remaining active in the U.S., the lowest numbers in decades. In 1991, which is considered the high water mark for the number of abortion clinics, there were 2,176 surgical facilities offering abortions. Since then, 81% have closed. In 2015, 21 new facilities began selling abortions. This includes 7 new surgical abortion clinics and 14 medication clinics that opened or converted from referral offices. Several other abortion facilities reopened after struggling with location issues or having been shut down by the state as unsafe. This represents a net loss for the Abortion Cartel of 9 abortion clinics nationwide and 219 since 2013. This represents bad news for the Abortion Cartel: Americans are increasingly rejecting abortion in favor of life. The reduction in abortion...

Michigan Abortions Increase as Abortions Drop Nationally to Historic Lows

A total of 27,629 abortions were reported in Michigan in 2014, a 5.8 percent increase from 2013, according to the annual report from the Michigan Department of Community Health. Most of the country is seeing abortion drop to historic lows since Roe v. Wade, and although the Michigan numbers went up in 2014, they are significantly lower than what they once were. The 2014 total represents a 43.7 percent decrease in the number of unborn babies who were aborted since 1987, according to Right to Life of Michigan. “No matter what the procedure or where the mothers come from to have an abortion, we are deeply saddened by the loss of precious lives. While the overall trend of decreasing abortions is encouraging, this year’s increase and the annual overall numbers serve as a reminder that our pro-life efforts must continue – lives depend on us,” the Michigan pro-life group said in a statement. The online news website Michigan Live reports that pro-life and abortion advocates both say the numbers could be up because of a 2012 Michigan law that tightened the penalties for abortion sites that fail to report their abortion numbers. Genevieve Marnon of Right to Life of Michigan told the news site that some abortion facilities were not reporting their abortion numbers to the state, but the new law changed that. She said they anticipated an increase this year because of previous under-reporting. “The state never reported abortions performed in Muskegon,” even though there was an abortion facility there, Marnon said. The Muskegon abortion facility, Women’s Medical Clinic, closed after the new law went into effect, according...

Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2012

Since 1969, CDC has conducted abortion surveillance to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States. Each year, CDC requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City). The reporting areas provide this information voluntarily. For 2012, data were received from 49 reporting areas. A total of 699,202 abortions were reported to CDC for 2012. Of these abortions, 98.4% were from the 47 reporting areas that provided data every year during 2003–2012. MMWR Surveillance Summaries MMWR Surveill Summ 2015;64(No. SS-10), Karen Pazol, PhD; Andreea A. Creanga, MD, PhD; Denise J. Jamieson, MD Vol. 64, No. SS-10 November 27, 2015 [November 25, 2015, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6410a1.htm?s_cid=ss6410a1_e ] ——————————————————————————– US: CDC Reports Sharp Decline in Abortions Reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show a dramatic decline in abortions across the US. In November, the CDC reported there were 699,202 abortions in 2012, down from 1.5 million in the late 1980s, and a December report showed the abortion rate declined by over one-third between 1990 and 2010. Pro-life leaders welcomed the news, attributing the decline to an increase in laws that protect life as well as a cultural shift away from abortion. 231 new pro-life laws were enacted between 2010 and 2014. [Ed. California, which historically recorded ~250,000 abortions per year, and two other states, have not reported abortions to CDC for several years.] [from 2015: 47 New Pro-Life Laws Enacted in US; PNCI Global News_Dec 22, 2015] ——————————————————————————– 2012 USA Abortion Surveillance released 25...

California Study Substituted Propaganda for Science in Declaring Non-Physician Abortions Safe

[Comment: Based in large part on the study described below, California now allows non-physicians to perform abortions. PLEASE READ the results of the actual study, below, and note these points … **30% of the women who aborted never responded (which could indicate that the abortion was a very negative experience) Yet, the researchers extrapolated their results over the entire 11,487 participants, even though they had no idea what happened to 30% of the women. ** None of the 2,320 abortions done by the non-physicians during their 6-day training were included in the study results, leaving one to wonder how many of these women suffered serious injury while being used as guinea pigs to train unqualified “surgeons.” ** The study notes that the most common complication during the study was incomplete abortions. If left untreated, incomplete abortions can result in hemorrhaging or serious, life-threatening infections. ** the study actually found that abortions done by non-physicians were twice as likely to have complications as those done by licensed physicians. Nevertheless, the study’s authors concluded that “the difference between the 2 groups of providers is not clinically significant”. ** Of the 8,041 abortions (70% respondents) that could actually be used in the study, approximately half were done by licensed physicians and the other half done by “minimally-trained” Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Physicians Assistants. Abortion Complication                   By Physician                    By Non-Physicians Immediate Complications                9                                             20 Delayed Complications                   43                                             80 TOTAL                                               52                                          100 ** The study was funded by four foundations that shared radical environmental and population control agendas ** The authors dismissed the significance of the doubled complication rate for non-physician abortions...

Are American Taxpayers Paying For Abortion? What About the Hyde Amendment?

[Comment: While this article is rather long and complicated, it does answer the question about the Hyde Amendment restricting taxpayer funding. N. Valko RN, 4 Oct 2015] · taxpayers subsidize roughly 24% of all abortion costs in the U.S. · this is equivalent to taxpayers paying the full cost of 250,000 abortions a year, with about 70,000 financed by federal taxpayers In a fiery exchange with Chuck Todd on last Sunday’s Meet the Press, Carly Fiorina stated repeatedly that American taxpayers are paying for abortion. This may puzzle casual observers who are under the impression that for decades, the Hyde Amendment has somehow protected taxpayers who oppose abortions from having to pay for them. So what’s the truth? This week’s passage of a continuing resolution to avert a potential government shut-down over the issue of Planned Parenthood funding now has shifted what may be a knock-down-drag-out fight over that issue until December 11. For readers wishing to get better informed in advance of both that debate as well as candidate debates in the weeks ahead, I thought a brief primer was in order. As best I can determine, taxpayers subsidize roughly 24% of all abortion costs in the U.S. with 6.6% borne by federal taxpayers and the remaining 17.4% picked up by state taxpayers. If we apply the 24% figure to the total number of abortions, this is equivalent to taxpayers paying the full cost of 250,000 abortions a year, with about 70,000 financed by federal taxpayers and 180,000 financed by state taxpayers. These figures are very rough but certainly are more accurate than subjective guesses on either side...

Worldwide, Only China and Russia Do More Abortions Every Year Than International Planned Parenthood

View Charts at http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/05/worldwide-only-china-and-russia-do-more-abortions-every-year-than-planned-parenthood/ The Charlotte Lozier Institute, the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List, published a report that reveals that China is the only country in the world that has a higher abortion rate than the United States. The Institute also reports that “if Planned Parenthood were included for comparison, it would rank sixth in the world in number of abortions carried out annually; and the International Planned Parenthood Federation would be fourth in the number of abortions carried out per year.” Unfortunately, this information is not surprising because federal funding of Planned Parenthood has jumped from 33% to nearly 50% under the Obama administration, with over half a billion dollars coming from taxpayer money. Here’s the breakdown of annual abortions by country and abortion provider: China 9,173,100 United States 1,213,000 Russian Federation 1,208,700 International PP Federation 977,189 India 641,800 Vietnam 332,200 PP USA 327,653 Japan 242,300 France 198,200 England and Wales 189,800 Turkey 177,100 Azerbaijan 159,700 It is discouraging that our abortion rate is second to China’s— a nation that is known for their brutal one-child policy and human rights abuses. In China, men put pressure on women to abort their girls for boys; husbands often threaten divorce as punishment for their wives if they refuse to abort; and friends and family belittle their pregnant loved ones for wanting to keep their babies. The United States is similar to China in that we too perform extremely late abortions. In fact, we are one of only four nations in the world (with China, North Korea and Canada) that performs abortions for any reason up until...

Planned Parenthood Uses Manual Vacuum Aspirators to Harvest Organs

MVAs [manual vacuum aspirator] have been used for many years, especially in poor, developing nations A second video alleging Planned Parenthood’s gruesome selling of fetal body parts surfaced last week. And once again we find a senior executive of the organization, Dr. Mary Gatter, willing to put women’s lives at risk in order to make more money for the organization and for themselves. As Gatter explains, “I wouldn’t object to asking Ian, who’s our surgeon who does the cases, to use an Ipas [manual vacuum aspirator] at that gestational age in order to increase the odds that he’s going to get an intact specimen.” “Intact specimens”, you see, are worth more money. And Planned Parenthood gets them by using a device that regular readers of our PRI Review are all too familiar with: a manual vacuum aspirator. Manual vacuum aspirators are murderous machines used to abort babies between three and fourteen weeks gestation. They are large, unsophisticated syringes operated by hand that work by suctioning the fetus from its mother’s womb. The baby’s delicate body is crushed and sliced as it is aspirated through a long cannula. After the abortion procedure, the baby parts are emptied into a bowl of water or vinegar and inspected to insure that all pieces are there and accounted for. One must wonder how a “doctor” can can justify abortion as he or she inspects baby parts floating in a pool of vinegar. Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) uses less suction than electronic vacuum aspiration (VA), perfect for preserving more organs intact for harvesting. It’s for this reason Gatter refers to MVA in the video...

Dissent Leads to Descent of Abortion (2015)

Liberals have done everything they can to make abortion more appealing. They’ve added spa robes and hot tea. They made it available on Skype, by carry-out, through pills. They’ve recruited celebrities to gush that its providers are “really, truly, no-kidding awesome.” As the Washington Post said, “…Activists are seeking to normalize abortion, to put a human face — and even a positive spin — on the procedure.” Unfortunately for them, there already is a human face on the procedure: the baby’s. And no amount of Planned Parenthood gift certificates or Black Friday abortion deals can lessen the real cost in people’s minds. After years of changing opinion, monsters like Kermit Gosnell only cemented what most Americans already knew — there’s nothing compassionate about “choice.” Now, decades after Roe v. Wade, fewer women are exercising the “right” the Supreme Court found in the shadows of the Constitution. In fact, abortion isn’t just in decline — but in a freefall, dropping 12 percent nationwide since 2010. A new AP report makes matters even more interesting, explaining that the dip isn’t just in states with new pro-life laws — but almost all states. (Of the states that reported, only Michigan and Louisiana’s abortions ticked up.) In places like Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Oklahoma, where legislators raced to protect women and make abortion sites more accountable, abortion plunged by at least 15 percent — a remarkable shift in just five years. Even liberal bastions like New York, Washington, and Oregon experienced similar slides, leading the Left to credit things like contraception and radical sex ed. But researcher Michael New doesn’t buy it. An...

The Ultrasound’s Role in the Decline in Abortions

As the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term this week, pro-life advocates hold a prayer vigil on the plaza of the high court in Washington, Oct. 4, 2014. Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them – but they’ve also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds. (J. Scott Applewhite, The Associated Press) The young woman drew a sharp breath and her eyes grew wide. The boyfriend, no longer silent and detached, murmured, “Oh, wow,” at the tiny heartbeat blinking rhythmically on the black and white monitor. In the dim glow of the ultrasound machine, I saw uncertainty give way to wonder. When we met up again, the young woman told me she was having a girl. There were still many challenges ahead, but wonder had blossomed into joy. That grainy yet luminous silhouette had softened the hearts of two scared college students and enabled them to choose life for the child they had conceived together. The ultrasound image, posted to Facebook, hung on refrigerator doors and taped to scrapbooks, has changed hearts and minds. Obstetrician Ian Donald, one of the pioneers of the clinical ultrasound back in the 1950s, understood the implications of his invention: The ultrasound humanizes the hidden form of the unborn child. Donald rejoiced in how the images forged an emotional connection between a mother and the child within her. Now ubiquitous, this technology has no doubt contributed to the societal shift underway regarding abortion in the United States. While the number and rate of abortions have been falling for more than...

Stats Show Women Using Abortion More Often as Birth Control to Save Their Careers (2015)

In the United Kingdom, women in their early thirties are now more likely to have abortions than teenagers, according to a new report from the Department of Health. These women are usually unmarried and aborting because they want to “save” their careers. The co-editor of the Conservative Women website, Laura Perrins, said the following about the new statistics: “These figures are worrying and show how much pressure women are under both financially, career-wise and emotionally. It is a wake-up call.” The Daily Mail reports that there were 184,571 abortions in England and Wales last year and of these, half were performed on women who already have children. Another commentator, Jill Kirby, said, “It is disturbing that abortion is so high among women who are not just making mistakes or having one-night stands. There are many women who want to have children but then for financial or relationship reasons decide not to.” …  The BPAS added that 51% of all abortions in the United Kingdom are medical abortions, which are abortions that use mifepristone (Abortion Pill, RU-486) and misoprostol drugs to induce [uterine contractions]. Unfortunately, it seems like older women in the United Kingdom are using abortion like a “back-up” form of birth control even though preventing a pregnancy and killing a unique human life are two very different things. These women really need to be informed of the risks associated with abortion, especially as it relates to the dangerous RU-486 abortion regimen. [For the remainder of this article, visit — http://www.lifenews.com/2015/06/10/stats-show-women-using-abortion-more-often-as-birth-control-to-save-their-careers/...

American Millennials Rethink Abortion, for Good Reasons (2015)

“There has been an empathy-driven reaction against abortion among the generation that grew up in a world of vivid ultrasound images.” A Gallup poll last month found that 50 percent of Americans identified themselves as “pro-choice” on abortion, compared to 44 percent who called themselves “pro-life.” It was the first time in seven years that the pro-choice label was more popular. Whatever Americans may call themselves, however, fewer and fewer are getting abortions. From the Associated Press this week came word that abortions are plunging in almost every state, in many cases by more than a fifth since 2010. “ Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them,” the AP’s David Crary wrote, “but they’ve also waned in states where abortion rights are protected.” Indeed, some of the steepest drops occurred in five states that have imposed no restrictions on abortion clinics in recent years: Hawaii (where abortions have shrunk by 30 percent); New Mexico (24 percent); Nevada and Rhode Island (22 percent); and Connecticut (21 percent). Health departments in 45 states supplied the AP with abortion data. In only two of those states were abortions up. This is only the latest report to confirm a marked decline in US abortion rates. The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion-rights research group, published a study last year showing that both the number and frequency of abortions have been decreasing for nearly 25 years. Pro-choice activists claim that abortions are down because contraceptive use is up. In an interview with the Associated Press, Judy Tabar, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, attributed the lower...

AP Reports: Abortions Decreased in Nearly All States Since 2010 (2015)

The Associated Press has released a new report showing that the number of abortions have fallen in all but two states since 2010. The percentage of decrease for abortions ranged from a low 2.6 in Illinois to a remarkable 29.9 percent in Hawaii. The report found the average abortion drop was 12% over the past five years. North Carolina had the second largest decrease in abortions at 26.3 percent followed by New Mexico with a still impressive 23.9 percent drop. Large decreases in abortion numbers occurred in both conservative states with multiple safety restrictions, such as North Carolina, as well as liberal states with few abortion laws, such as New Mexico. “The states where we see large decreases in abortion numbers are generally states that experienced abortion clinic closures and in states with very active pro-life opposition,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. “Of course other factors contributed to the decrease, but these numbers confirm that when abortion clinics close, abortion numbers drop and lives are saved.” The only two states in which abortions increased were Louisiana and Michigan. The uptick is being attributed to an influx of abortions on women from neighboring states where a significant number of abortion facilities have closed. Louisiana’s neighboring state of Texas and Michigan’s neighboring state of Ohio both shut down about half of their abortion facilities since 2012. As a result, abortions decreased in Texas by 13% the following year. In Ohio, abortions are down 17.4% over 2010 numbers. “The fact that abortions increased in Louisiana and Michigan is unfortunate, but it does show...

Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women (Book Review)

The adverse impact of legally induced abortion on society is apparent, with major demographic and social changes. Greatly increased numbers of legal abortions make this impact on women’s health all the more consequential. This book meets a major need to make these effects known. Demographers distinguish between a first and second demographic transition. The first manifests a reduction in the birth rate from greater use of all kinds of birth control. The second manifests in a decline in marriage, itself a radical change in society, and which also leads to further reduction in the birth rate, and a parallel further increase in induced abortions, which are much more common among unmarried women. While the book’s main focus is on post-abortion medical conditions in women, it also has some preliminary review of the social context. Topics in the first 89 pages include healing after abortion, maternal and infant mortality as a background concern, sex-selective abortions, the question of abortion leading to crime, and informed consent in abortion. The discussion of abortion in relation to marriage focuses on psychiatric issues and the rise in single parenting. Divorces and relationship breakdowns are also often linked to abortion. The book is comprehensive. There are chapters on autoimmune diseases, maternal mortality from abortion, the safety of medical or drug-induced abortion, multi-fetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR), and pain during and after abortion. Abortionists acknowledge some of the known health risks, and they claim to make a proper declaration for their client women so that their consent to abortion is informed. These include premature or preterm births after abortion. The chapter on this subject has a valuable...

Global Life Campaign: International Abortion Stats Org Reveals 1 Billion (2013) Abortions in World Since 1920

Thomas Jacobson explained the benefits of the new Global Life Campaign’s information service for those seeking reliable, very detailed national, regional and international abortion statistics, national abortion legislation, and other information on the issue. www.GlobalLifeCampaign.com The main purpose of all the information that The Global Life Campaign provides on its website, says Jacobson, the organization’s Executive Director, is “to lift up the standard of the sanctity of life among all the nations, to remember the unborn and to serve pro-life nations of which there are 61 that still prohibit abortion.” The organization seeks to help those pro-life nations to preserve their good laws. It also reveals that there as 97 countries that have abortion on demand or have legalized abortifacients, there are 37 middle countries that permit abortion under restricted conditions, and in the 61 that prohibit abortion, the only exception that there might be would be to save the life of the mother. Jacobson stated that he has very carefully tracked all actual reported numbers of international abortions from 1920 forward and found that the total has exceeded 1 billion since that time, which, he emphasizes, “makes abortion the greatest genocide in history.” On the website, Jacobson explains, they have a world graph that covers 78 nations in the over 1 billion, they have country graphs on 32 countries that show the specific numbers of abortions by year and there are 40-45 countries where the Global Life Campaign has good numbers on for most years. Their “next project is to set up a pilot project with a PhD team to review those countries and where they’ve got gaps...

CDC Reports Decline in Abortions Nationwide (2015)

CDC: Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2011:  See Summary Excerpt & Link Below   The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a surveillance study of national abortion numbers: “Abortion Surveillance – United States, 2011.”  [ed. 2011 is the latest year for available statistics.] Conducting national, abortion prevalence surveys since 1969, the CDC studied abortion and natality statistics from most states spanning the years 2002 to 2011 in order to compile this report. [ed. Not every state reports, including California; so actual numbers are elusive.] Evident in this report, is the overall decline in abortion numbers as well as its decreased prevalence among younger women. Notwithstanding the hard fact that over 730,322 preborn children have persished in their mother’s womb due to elective abortion in 2011 alone, this number has been decreasing since 2002. Good news, which will hopefully only bode truer as the pro-life movement progresses and takes more cultural ground. In this study the CDC revealed that “according to the most recent national estimates, 18% of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion.” Horrible, yes, but there is a silver-lining. This percentage-estimate is lower than it has been since 2002. What is the conclusion of the CDC’s report? — “historic lows for all three measures of abortion [e.g. number, ratio, and rate of reported abortions].” Certainly a good trend, this fact is worthy of celebration, but it also presents a call for personal reinvigoration and resolution to promote respect for preborn life as well as maternal aid for women in need. 730,322, a numbing figure, though smaller than other national estimates...

1/4: Life by the Numbers

Today in the USA, 1 in every 4 abortions (25%) is induced through chemical abortion drugs, compared to only 6 percent in 2001. As such, chemical abortion represents the growth industry of abortion providers. As Planned Parenthood and other providers increasingly tie their profits to distributing life-ending drugs, they will stop at nothing to oppose legislation that aims to respectfully provide access to information that could affect a woman’s ultimate decision. [11 March 2015, http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/11/392111222/states-aim-to-restrict-medically-induced-abortions — Ed. Note: NPR is a liberal media...