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Abortion rate falls during Obama’s first year in office: was it because of Obama?
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Nov 22, 2012 | SUSAN MICHELLE TYRRELL

Posted on 11/22/2012 9:15:29 AM PST by Bayard

The timing is a gift to us as we celebrate Thanksgiving in our nation this week. This year, we get to celebrate the lives of 5% more Americans.

The data was just released this week because it takes a few years to compile. I have said many times that I was curious to see what the abortion rate did in 2009, after the most pro-abortion president in the history of our nation was elected to office. The reason I wondered this wasn’t obvious, but ironic.

You see, as I have reported before, President Obama has actually been one of the best things to happen to the pro-life movement. Despite his intentions to bring a culture of “choice,” his dramatic approach to abortion has caused a sleeping church to wake up and stretch its muscles of both prayer and activism to increase a culture of LIFE. The result has been myriad new laws restricting abortion—under his reign as president. (Excerpt LifeSiteNews.com)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; prolife

1 posted on 11/22/2012 9:15:39 AM PST by Bayard
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To: Bayard

More live chilrun, more EITC money, more TANF money, bigger Section 8 house, more WICs, more Obama Phones....more everything.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 9:18:25 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Bayard

Who provides the stats?

The Guttmacher Institute in 1968 was founded as the Center for Family Planning Program Development, a semi-autonomous division of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Center was renamed in memory of Alan Frank Guttmacher, an Ob/Gyn and former president of Planned Parenthood, and the Guttmacher Institute became an independent, not-for-profit corporation in 1977.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 9:30:18 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: donna

CDC as well, I take it that the author is making deductions here based on the data.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 9:33:15 AM PST by Bayard
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To: Bayard

More Mexicans equals more Catholics equals fewer abortions....maybe.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 9:33:37 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: donna
CDC’s Abortion Surveillance System FAQs
6 posted on 11/22/2012 9:35:07 AM PST by Bayard
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To: JoeDetweiler

Nope. Check the stats on Mexican AB rates, I guess, but they went for OB in a landslide.

No practicing Catholic can vote for a pro abortion leader. Not one.

Mexicans who vote for him are not practicing Catholics, they are not informed and therefore not helpful.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 9:38:04 AM PST by stanne
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To: JoeDetweiler

Nope. Check the stats on Mexican AB rates, I guess, but they went for OB in a landslide.

No practicing Catholic can vote for a pro abortion leader. Not one.

Mexicans who vote for him are not practicing Catholics, they are not informed and therefore not helpful.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 9:38:12 AM PST by stanne
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To: Bayard

I’ll be crass and say that it probably has to do with people having less money to do the things that result in the cause of “unplanned” pregnancy. Fewer drinks over the course of an evening out, fewer cruises, fewer all-nighters at dance clubs, fewer chances to flirt on exotic beaches in the moonlight., etc. etc.


9 posted on 11/22/2012 9:40:29 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Bayard
Simple explanation; making babies is apparently too much like work, so that probably needs to be outsourced as well.

Fewer abortion candidates might make for fewer abortions. And the impact of video games, Obamaphones, etc. to provide entertainment would lead to less personal interaction, which would lead to less sex, etc.

10 posted on 11/22/2012 9:41:34 AM PST by Bernard ('He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else' - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Bernard
My best guess is that the economy sucks = less money for young Adults to go out and get drunk in Clubs = less hanky panky. My theory and I'm sticking too it.
11 posted on 11/22/2012 9:53:26 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Bernard

I think it’s the rise of immigration ..these people don’t have abortions — they have babies ...on our dime.

But who knows ...maybe more people are waking up to the evil of abortion. One can only hope there will be a change of heart in this country someday ...it’s the ONLY way, despite whatever laws we pass.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 9:54:01 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Bayard

When did the morning after pill go over the counter? When did RU486 become legal? What are the sales figures on those drugs?


13 posted on 11/22/2012 9:57:04 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Bayard

If abortion were banned, the Dems would never lose another election. The ones having most of the abortions like their Obamaphones.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 10:05:01 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: ElkGroveDan

Maybe Sandra Fluke had a hand in this - since taxpayers will now have to pay for birth control pills and people are just waiting for this to take effect??


15 posted on 11/22/2012 10:10:27 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Bayard
the probability of a man becoming a sperm donor is directly proportional to his level of employment in most cases, (dont ask me how I know)

the abortion rate will be influenced by the unemployment/underemployment rate

male birds have brightly colored feathers, male humans have printed pieces of paper and shiny objects

16 posted on 11/22/2012 10:18:54 AM PST by KTM rider
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To: Bayard

One factor listed in the original CDC report is that, as the economy tanked, the use of contraceptives went up. That suggests that a number of women didn’t want the cost of a child OR an abortion.

Another factor is that the use of contraceptives among teens has gone up; at the time of the report, over 60% of sexually active teens were using contraceptives, whereas 10 years before, less than 50% were using them.

I would say these are good trends, and I hope they continue.

I also hypothesize that the willingness to have abortions is largely controlled by genetics; as more of the genes predisposing women to have abortions are removed from the population, the fewer abortions there will be.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 10:45:58 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: DAC21; ElkGroveDan

You’re both right ,, working 17 part-time jobs to make half your former pay really puts a damper on “enthusiasm” ...


18 posted on 11/22/2012 2:20:29 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: LibsRJerks

The advantage the liberals have over conservatives is that they can sing “Kumbaya” songs touting “abortion rights”, and not many on the other side pass out graphic photos of the many horrible realities of an “industry” that peddles murder as its main “product”. - Liberals ooh and ahh about how awful it is to TELL THE TRUTH about abortion, the unvarnished truth.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 4:42:53 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: Gaffer

Bingo! Children as income source. The more the merrier.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 12:52:01 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Pray to God. Apologize to your children.)
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To: exDemMom

What makes you say that being willing to abort your baby is genetic? Wouldn’t it be just as likely environmental?


21 posted on 11/23/2012 5:47:48 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: exDemMom
One thing I didn't see mentioned in the report is that abortions have been on a long-term decline for over 20 years. The number of surgical abortions peaked in the late '80's. Since around 1990 the number of surgical abortions have been declining pretty much every year. You can make a graph at the Guttmacher Institute that displays the data here: Guttmacher Institute Data Center. So this may be just the latest entry in a 20-yr trend.

In addition to your comments, one of the posters at the Lifesite link pointed out that teenagers may be forgoing sex in larger numbers because of the high incidence of STD's. They have reached epidemic proportions among the young.

22 posted on 11/23/2012 2:28:27 PM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher: There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: 1010RD
What makes you say that being willing to abort your baby is genetic? Wouldn’t it be just as likely environmental?

The reason I don't think environmental factors have a large impact on abortion is that despite a strong, over-the-top campaign to promote abortion ongoing since before Roe v. Wade, the abortion industry has been losing ground for years. If the incidence of abortion were strictly due to environmental factors, every woman of childbearing age would be using it as birth control, because it has been promoted that strongly. In reality, few do. (In comparison: recycling has also been promoted for decades, and few people even question the practice.)

The decision to have an abortion takes place long before an "unwanted" pregnancy occurs. Once that decision is made, the behavior that leads to an abortion follows. From that fact, we can extrapolate that only women with certain personality traits would make the decision to engage in that kind of behavior. Furthermore, the maternal instinct is extremely strong; only a woman whose willpower is strong enough to overcome that instinct is able to have an abortion. Those who have abortions do not have as many live children as other women, both because of personality, and because physical damage resulting from abortion decreases the likelihood of carrying a child to term. Because personality traits and the ability to suppress the maternal instinct are controlled genetically, the genes involved are being weeded out of the population.

23 posted on 11/23/2012 9:09:07 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: ishmac
One thing I didn't see mentioned in the report is that abortions have been on a long-term decline for over 20 years.

Yes, that is true. The trend rather supports my hypothesis that those who use abortion as birth control are effectively removing certain genetic characteristics from the population.

In addition to your comments, one of the posters at the Lifesite link pointed out that teenagers may be forgoing sex in larger numbers because of the high incidence of STD's. They have reached epidemic proportions among the young.

I think we can thank Planned Parenthood for much of that. By encouraging irresponsible behavior for the last few decades, they've promoted the circumstances where STDs spread. Teens who don't take precautions against pregnancy certainly aren't protecting themselves against STDs.

24 posted on 11/23/2012 9:22:17 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
I think we can thank Planned Parenthood for much of that. By encouraging irresponsible behavior for the last few decades, they've promoted the circumstances where STDs spread.

Indeed, although PP has gotten a big assist from popular music, movies, TV, and the ongoing "pornification" of the culture in general. The media are awash in depictions of and incitements to debauched living.

25 posted on 11/23/2012 11:51:43 PM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher: There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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