Abortion Rate Falls ... Again
The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports that the overall U.S. abortion rate has fallen again to its lowest level since 1974.
And yet the Catholic left continues to promote the discredited and dishonest meme that abortion has increased under President Bush.
Ed Morrissey discusses the newest findings and their implications.
The key statistic in the latest report that Ed examines is that abortion rates are falling for blacks and Latinas but far less than for whites. The question is whether the rates have fallen at a slower rate for minorities due to higher levels of poverty or due to efforts on behalf of abortion advocates that have specifically targeted these groups. Ed thinks it's the latter, and I concur wholeheartedly.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Mark Stricherz: "Why the Democratic Abortion Strategy is Worse"
U.S. Catholic Bishops: "You Can't Reduce Abortions by Promoting Abortions"
Blackadder: "Would Overturning Roe Reduce the Abortion Rate?"
Proof That Abortion Increases When Republicans Are In the White House?
"Poverty and Abortion: A New Analysis"
Number of Abortions Lowest in Decades
National Review Online: Mainstream Media Continues to Distort on Abortion
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