Thursday, January 17, 2008

Abortion % Falls

WASHINGTON - The number of abortions being performed in the United States has dropped to 1.2 million a year - the lowest level since 1976, according to a new report.

The drop was driven by a decline in the overall rate at which women of childbearing age are getting abortions, which fell about 9 percent between 2000 and 2005, according to a nationwide survey. At the same time, the long decline in the number of abortion providers appears to be stabilizing, at least in part because of the availability of the controversial abortion pill RU 486, the report found.

The report did not identify reasons for the drop in abortions, but the researchers said it could be a combination of factors.

"It could be more women using contraception and not having as many unintended pregnancies. It could be more restrictions on abortions, making it more difficult for women to obtain abortion services. It could be a combination of these and other dynamics," said Rachel Jones of the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive-health research organization publishing the report in the March issue of the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. - The Boston Globe

Rachel, maybe people are finally beginning to realize the evils and repercussions of murdering an unborn. They are starting to make informed and selfless decisions.


  1. Technically, masturbation, condoms, and other forms of contraception are also "evil." They prevent life from taking place. Unborns are uncognsicent, they do not have an idea of the world, they do not think.

    Anti-abortionists fail to see the worse side to not aborting. A life of a fully grown human can be destroyed by an unplanned pregnancy. Yet, the life of the "unborn" once it is, "born" will most likely be as miserable.

    When you most certainly will bring religion to the table, I must retort in a similar way. Would it be worse to ruin two lives, have one in a depressed and both in an impoverished state than to terminate one before all this? Give up the baby to an orphanage where it will have an even grislier future? Is it better to do one great act of evil to prevent many lesser unfortunate happenings?

    Please, do tell.


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