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Jun 19, 2017

What explains the decline in abortion?

In January, the CDC reported that the number of abortions continues to decline in the United States. In fact, it is lower than it has been in decades. According to US News & World Report, "The latest annual report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incorporating data from 47 states, said the abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years. That is down 5 percent from 2012, and is half the rate of 25 recorded in 1980."

Maybe it has something to do with the growth of alternatives to abortion and the increasingly effective efforts of the pro-life movement to make those alternatives known. Pro-life media campaigns are aware of the importance of addressing the internal state of mind of the pregnant woman and they are having a profound effect. Meanwhile, pregnancy centers are making the wise move of upgrading themselves to medical facilities, thus attracting more abortion-minded women. Of course, we cannot ignore the impact of peaceful pro-life prayer vigils outside abortion facilities.

  • abortion
  • sanctity of life
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