The Left Has It Wrong When It Comes to Sex Ed

For the past several decades, teen pregnancy in the United States has been on the decline. And since the early 1990s, the teen abortion rate has been in freefall. The reasons for this decline are multi-faceted, not the least of which includes the fact that more teens today are practicing abstinence than they were some twenty years ago. But according to abortion advocates and the Left, teen abortion and pregnancy rates have fallen largely as a result of contraception. This comes as no surprise as a large part of the abortion industry’s business is largely dependent on making teens and young adults reliant on birth control. A recent report released by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that until recently was affiliated with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, shows that, as of 2011, teen pregnancy was still on the decline. Additionally, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this past week found that the teen birth rate, as of 2014, has fallen to lowest level ever. As result, in-part, of declining teen pregnancy, the teen abortion rate has now fallen to the lowest level ever since the Supreme Court legalized abortion on-demand nationwide in 1973. Guttmacher’s data show that the teen abortion rate fell by nearly 70 percent between 1988 and 2011. Since abortion rates among teens have been steadily declining for the past two decades, the teen abortion rate is likely even lower in 2016. The decline in teen abortion is not merely a symptom of falling teen pregnancy rates either. Fewer teens who find themselves pregnant are choosing abortion. The percentage...

Teen Abortion and Pregnancy Rates Reach Historic Lows as More Babies Saved From Abortions

The number of teen abortions in the U.S. fell to a historic low in 2011, following a national trend, according to a new report. http://www.lifenews.com/2016/04/12/teen-abortion-and-pregnancy-rates-reach-historic-lows-as-more-babies-saved-from-abortions/ The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, a former research arm of Planned Parenthood, released the new report showing that abortions among teenagers are at the lowest point since 1973 when Roe v. Wade allowed abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Teen pregnancies also hit an all-time low in 2011, according to the report. The 2011 teenage abortion rate was 13.5 per 1,000 women, the lowest since 1973, according to the report. The new number is a drop of nearly two-thirds since 1988, when the teen abortion rate peaked, the report states. The numbers appear to indicate that more pregnant teens are choosing to give birth to their babies. While the report found that fewer teens are getting pregnant, the numbers also indicated that the teens who are getting pregnant are not as likely to choose abortion. The researchers found that the number of teenage pregnancies that ended in abortion declined by one third from 1985 to 2007. Fewer teens are getting pregnant at all. The report found that about 5 percent of American teens became pregnant in 2011, or about 52 per 1,000. That’s a drop of 23 percent from 2008 and a more than 50 percent drop from 1990, according to the report. The report also discovered major differences in birth and abortion rates between racial groups: “The birthrate in 2011 for non-Hispanic white teenagers (21.7) was less than half that among non-Hispanic black teenagers (47.2) and Hispanic teenagers (49.6). The abortion...