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Why Abortion in US is declining? January 18, 2008

Filed under: Culture,Family,Ministries,News — Sam George @ 3:47 am
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Abortion in US had the lowest level since 1974 and everybody is trying to find out why? The study was done by Guttmacher Institute and it was a nationwide survey to back this abortion trends. They are involved with many sexual and reproductive health studies. See also news report at ABC News, Associated Press etc.

The study reported that in 2005, there were 1.2 million abortions in US that comes to 19.3 women in 1000. Highest in DC, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida and California. Lowest among Wyoming, Kentucky, Missippi and Idaho. 60% of abortion happens within 8 weeks of pregnancy. 

Both pro-lifers and pro-abortion groups are claiming a victory. Pro-lifers are saying more women are choosing to keep their babies (even in case of out of wedlock or pregnancy teens). Pro-choicers are saying their safe sex message or pills are keeping women out of unwanted pregnancies. Some have condemned the study saying ‘abortion numbers are bogus.’ Some even attributed to the shift in culture as a result of a movie called Juno, where a pregnant teen decides to keep the baby and give it for adoption.

America’s abortion rate is one of the highest in the world. In spite of the drop, on the global scale US abortions are still very high. Who will claim the responsibilities of millions of babies whose life has been stifled in the womb by ‘professional’ doctors all for the sake of an ideology?

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One Response to “Why Abortion in US is declining?”

  1. cbrunette Says:

    There might be a third possibility to the reason why the abortion rate has dropped in America: a ‘baby-positive’ atmosphere. Having a baby is no longer viewed as being a life and career-wrecker as they were for the previous generation. Work and home life have become flexible thanks to technology. Pregnancy is now chic, cloth diapers are in, and women want to stay home with their kids. Wow, we’ve come a long way, baby!

    Still a long way to go, but I think the church should still be at the vanguard of protecting, cherishing, and encouraging life.

    ~Anna


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