Some Major Victories Exposing Abortion in 2015

In January, 2015, for the first time since 2006, a pro-life Senate majority was sworn into office after hard-fought victories in the 2014 elections. In addition to defending pro-life seats, the following either ousted a pro-abortion incumbent or flipped an open seat that had previously been in pro-abortion hands: : Sens. Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Steve Daines of Montana, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. All of these freshman senators currently hold a 100% voting record with National Right to Life. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed House, got first-ever Senate vote. Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, the historic pro-life bill to protect unborn babies capable of feeling pain at 20 weeks and older passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13, 2015 by a vote of 242-184 (with 1 present and 5 not voting). Prior to 2015, when pro-abortion Sen. Harry Reid held the majority leader post, the bill was never even considered in the Senate. On September 22, 2015, 54 senators voted to advance the bill, including 3 Democrats, while 42 voted against. Unfortunately, pro-life lawmakers fell short of the 60 votes required to invoke cloture and advance the bill.   Dismemberment Abortion Ban enacted in 2 states, introduced in Congress. An innovative new bill, based on model legislation drafted by National Right to Life, was signed into law in Kansas and Oklahoma. The law protects unborn babies from a gruesome abortion method that involves tearing...

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...