Abortion Numbers/Rates Lowest Since Roe v. Wade in 1973

NEW YORK – A report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that is actually pro-abortion, released Wednesday suggests that abortion numbers and rates in the United States have fallen to their lowest levels since 1973, the year of infamous Supreme Court abortion case Roe v. Wade.

Of course, that ‘good news’ only serves to emphasize the fact that hundreds of thousands of babies are being aborted every year.

According to the AP, the Institute counted 862,000 abortions of unborn children in the U.S. in 2017. That’s down from 926,000 tallied in the group’s previous report for 2014, and from just over 1 million abortions counted for 2011.

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To think that these babies have now become mere ‘tally marks’ in an annual report is beyond sad, still the trend toward fewer abortions is positive and substantial. Not surprisingly, the report transparently credits Obamacare with increased access to contraception, and therefore fewer pregnancies some consider unworthy of being born.

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More likely, general availability of contraception and generational trends toward decreased sexual activity. Indeed, younger generations, even while seemingly lurching Left in some ways, are becoming more pro-life. That maybe reflected in the falling rates of abortion.

From AP:

“According to the report, the 2017 abortion rate was 13.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 — the lowest rate since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Following that ruling, the number of abortions in the U.S. rose steadily — peaking at 1.6 million in 1990 before starting a steady, still-continuing decline. The abortion rate is now less than half what is was in 1990.”

Cutting the abortion rate in half since 1990 is certainly a positive trend. With 862,000 innocent lives lost in 2017 already, the same rate from under 30 years ago would have added nearly another million to that number.

God willing, this trend will continue and forthcoming generations will eschew abortions even more, helped by the seemingly limitless capability of technology and anchored by valuing each and every person’s right to life.

Read more about the report here.

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