Skip to comments.US abortion rate lowest in decades, report finds
Posted on 09/19/2019 10:16:08 AM PDT by Morgana
The abortion rate in the United States reached a record low in 2017 as pregnancy rates declined and contraception use rose, according to the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute.
Guttmacher reported that there were 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44, a slight decrease from the 16.9 the organization estimated for 2014. The total number of abortions declined to 862,320, much lower than the 1.3 million observed in 2000 and a slight decline from the 926,200 reported in 2014.
According to Guttmacher, the decline follows a decades-long trend seen since the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade -- although the number of legal abortions dramatically increased as states liberalized access and the Court made that decision in 1973.
The report came as a long list of states imposed abortion restrictions that ranged from clinic regulations to outright bans on procedures at certain points during the pregnancy, although many of those weren't passed during the study's timeframe.
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I don’t think there’s as much sex going on either.
Sadly, most of this decline is because of an upswing in the use of chemical abortion known as the “morning after” pill. Over 20% of all women had used it as of 2015. God only knows what the statistic is now.
Do these numbers count the number of women who used RU-486 or the Morning After Pill?
If not, why arent those babies counted as being murdered?
Sorry, I know its not all, but the trend is hard to ignore.
Also, that the young women are so demanding and perpetually dissatisfied, that is an impediment to intimacy. (Helen Reddy: "I am woman! Hear me whine, moan, nag and criticize!")
Anyway, it would be nice if there were fewer recorded abortions because of a spiritual shift among young people. I doubt that's the case.
young people today really use condoms at a much greater rate than people used to.
Very good. While I would never condone “sleeping around”, at least safer sex lowers the number of unwanted pregnancies (and thus, the number of abortions, I’d wager).
Would any bank approve a loan to any business
whose plan might kill off accidentally their own customers (some pregnant women) as they are paid to kill off their customers children (your future customers) and their children.
No wonder Planned Parenthood is harvesting and selling baby body parts to the highest bidder!
They have killed off their future customers ...the next generation of women and their children and childrens children, etc, etc, etc
So much looking for your ancestry!
A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.
St. John Paul II, Pope
There are not as many young women left to have their own children.
Didnt the left say they wanted them to be safe, legal and RARE?
Nope, not as much.
That isnt it. They have seen what happens to men in relationships and family court and how they are treated in the home and are deciding that’s not for them.
There is some of what conditioning they claim is going on but not the main reason.
I’m going to be 62 in October, and I saw the same trends back in the 1980s.
There are a lot of bossy females out there. I treat women kindly but no one orders me around. Hence, I am a lifelong bachelor — and, I might emphasize, a lifelong STRAIGHT bachelor.
I don’t hate women, just as I don’t hate lions, tigers, bear and other fascinating but dangerous creatures. It’s just in their nature to whine, moan, nag, criticize, and generally denigrate the men in their lives.
They can’t help it — and you can be sure that this old soldier isn’t about to subject himself to such abuse.
I do know that not even all surgical abortions are accounted for, because all the states of the US do not have uniform reporting requirements. California, Maryland, and New California, Maryland, and New Hampshire do not report their numbers to the CD at all.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute always reports significantly higher numbers than the CDC, since the CDC relies on official reporting, while the AGI relies on their own private surveys of all known clinics, hospitals, and private providers of all kinds. AGI is considered to be more reliable source.
I think it would be even hard to track medical (chemical) abortion, since the actual death of the victim occurs out of clinic. And sometime (not often, but sometimes) the woman might get the pills but change her mind and decide not take them; or she takes a progesterone antidote after the first of the two pills, and blocks the effect.
All they could tell you is, how many prescriptions were filled. If that's reported accurately.
“US [surgical] abortion rate lowest in decades, report finds”
Modern chemistry does much of the abortion work nowadays.
Over 64,000 less killed humans, is a ‘slight improvement’?
Even one fewer death is significant to me.
I don’t think this decline is solely up to birth control and contraceptives either.
More people are seeing the killing of the unborn as a disgusting thing to do.
I think Trump has had a lot to do with it also. Just taking a stand and talking about it helps people to change their views.
People dogged Nancy Reagan for her “Just say no” campaign. Drug abuse in our high schools dropped by a signification number in those days. Along came Clinton and his “I didn’t inhale” comment, and right back the drug abuse came.
Just expressing reasoned values in public is helpful. And finally we have a president who is up to the task.
Defunding Planed Parentless, now that’ll change some numbers.
RE: US abortion rate lowest in decades, report finds
Actually, it’s not because of any NET change in attitude towards abortion. It’s because ( as the article notes ):
Less women are getting pregnant due to better contraceptives.
What this does for America’s future demographics, the article does not tell us.
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