Report Affirms Abortion Is Greatest Genocide in History

Pro-life protesters hold signs imploring onlookers to “Defend Life.” There’s an old saying that if you torture the numbers long enough, they will confess to anything. Recently, the Guttmacher Institute, which has strong ties to Planned Parenthood, published yet another dubious, politically driven report that fudges the numbers on worldwide abortion incidence. Predictably, it is funded by abortion-friendly groups like the Packard Foundation, United Nations Population Fund, World Health Organization, and others. The main problem with the new Guttmacher report is that it does not include actual verifiable data for all countries. If the “government agencies” cited refer to ministries of health and other government offices that collect service reports and data from hospitals and abortion centers, then this data is most likely reliable. However, data compiled from so-called “national representative studies,” whether published or unpublished, are highly suspicious, and this raises important questions. How did these studies obtain their abortion data from the 60 countries where abortion is illegal? Who is reporting those abortions? How is data collected in countries where abortion is under-reported? What about countries that do not have strict reporting requirements and have trouble tracking things such as basic vital statistics, let alone abortion data? It is possible to track 12.4 million actually reported abortions annually worldwide, including in the top three countries of China, the United States, and Russia. But Guttmacher’s assertion that 56.3 million abortions occur worldwide annually is highly improbable and unprovable, not to mention that their total is four and a half times more than the actual documented data available. (Actual abortion data are available here for over 100 nations and...

Black Lives Matter? Then Let’s Talk About the Racial Disparity in Abortion Numbers

Why isn’t it more a matter of concern to the Left that so many black babies aren’t brought into the world? “… abortion’s prevalence and the racial disparity ‘suggest that it is a major influence on the demographic, socioeconomic and cultural composition of the United States population’.” America’s abortion wars may subside periodically, but neither side has surrendered and the latest flare-up could lead to a second government shutdown in as many years. After videos surfaced that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of parts from aborted babies, some conservatives in Congress vowed to block any spending measure that includes more money for the organization. … Most Republicans, however, realize that a government shutdown over abortion would be no more successful than the one in October 2013 over the Affordable Care Act. The GOP majority in the Senate today is too narrow to overcome an inevitable veto from President Obama, and a sympathetic Washington press corps will be eager to ensure that the left’s shutdown narrative prevails. In all likelihood, it will take a Republican in the White House to reverse ObamaCare and a pro-life president to end taxpayer-funded abortions. Shutting down the government when Republicans control the House and the Senate would only allow Democrats to argue more credibly that the opposition cannot be counted on to reduce legislative gridlock and govern responsibly. Further, Hillary Clinton, on her quest to make history for the sisterhood, is all too happy to shift the media discussion from her classified emails, her flagging poll numbers and the Bernie Sanders surge to what will be portrayed as Republican attacks on reproductive...

CDC 2001 U.S. Abortion Surveillance (released 11/04)

Data voluntarily reported from 49 reporting areas: 853,485 legal induced abortions – 0.5% decrease [CA, NH, AK not included] [857,475 legal abortions for same 49 reporting areas in 2000]. The abortion ratio [abortions per 1,000 live births] was 246 in 2001 [245 reported for 2000]: 0.4% increase. The abortion rate: 16/1,000 women aged 15-44 years for 2001 & 2000. Women: unmarried (82%), white (55%) [36% Black] & aged under 25 years (52%).  Married women – incl. married AND separated women – had 18.4% of all abortions. Abortions performed: 59% <8 weeks gestation, 88% <13 weeks, 4.3% at 16-20 weeks, 1.4% at/over 21 weeks (11,949 babies). From 45 areas: 2.9% of all abortions were “medical”, non-surgical abortions, from RU-486 etc. From 46 areas: 12,137 abortions on girls under age 16. About 60% of all US abortions are performed at/under 8 weeks gestation. In 2000, the abortion numbers given to CDC were 20% lower than the numbers reported by Alan Guttmacher Institute [Finer LB, Henshaw. Abortion incidence and services in the United States in 2000. Perspect Sex Repro Health 2003;35:6-15], which contacts abortion providers directly. “In a study of abortion patients conducted during 2000-2001, a total of 54% of the patients reported that they were using contraception during the month they became pregnant.” [Jones RK, Darroch, Henshaw. Contraceptive use among U.S. women having abortions in 2000-2001. Perspect Sex Reprod Health, 2002;34:294-303]  [CDC, MMWR, Surveillance Summaries, vol 53,...

Abortion – Statistics/Demographics/Maternal Deaths from Abortion,1940-1972

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, by 7-2 votes, basically legalized abortion  in the U.S. through all 9 months of pregnancy by providing women with a “right to privacy” and defining “health of the mother”  as physical and emotional. It is legal to obtain an abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy for elective reasons in all 50 states. (Check out the yellow pages under “Abortion Services” and  read the ads.) The estimated total number of preborn legally killed by abortion in the U.S. 1973-2003, is 41,500,000. These were future workers, consumers, tax payers, musicians, leaders, scientists, doctors, teachers, and inventors.• Since 1973, abortion numbers increased until approximately 4,300 U.S. abortions occurred per day [1,550,000/yr, CDC figures]. In 1992, numbers began to drop slightly; by 1995, about 3,315 preborn were aborted per day. By 1997, the daily average number of abortions was 3,249 (1,186,039 preborn aborted in 1997). Since 1997, three states no longer report to the CDC (CA, AK, NH); this makes it more difficult to estimate actual U.S. abortion numbers. CDC figures are about 12% lower than those released by the AGI (Alan Guttmacher Inst -Planned Parenthood). 19%-20% of U.S. women obtaining legal abortions in 2000 were teenagers, aged 10-19; about 33% were aged 20-24 years [CDC, 2000]. Thus, of the approximately 1.3 million abortions every year in the U.S., about 50-55% of the women having abortions are under 25 years old [National Abortion Federation] Since 1973, approx. 41.5 MILLION babies have been legally destroyed by surgical abortion. According to industry trade group Computing Technology Industry Association, the US is NOT able...