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Report: US Abortion Rate Lowest Since 1973
AP via Yahoo ^ | February 2, 2014 | David Carey

Posted on 02/02/2014 2:23:05 PM PST by srmorton

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.

The Guttmacher Institute, which supports legal access to abortion, said in a report being issued Monday that there were about 1.06 million abortions in 2011 — down from about 1.2 million in 2008. Guttmacher's figures are of interest

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; unitedstates
Good news on Super Bowl Sunday! Thanks to 3-D and 4-D sonograms, it's getting harder to convince women that their babies are "unviable" masses of tissue.
1 posted on 02/02/2014 2:23:06 PM PST by srmorton
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To: srmorton

I think more and more people are finally starting to figure out that when you kill a baby, it’s murder, not a “choice”. No where in the Constitution does it say that a woman can choose to kill her baby if she so desires. No where.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 2:36:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: srmorton

Over one million abortions...

Makes one proud doesn’t it...

Very few people when asked if they think over one million abortions per year is acceptable, answer in the affirmative.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 2:36:03 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: srmorton

Guttmacher is owned by Planned Parenthood.

So you know the numbers are accurate./s

And NY and CA don’t report their numbers for a number of years now.

SO we are north of 60 million dead children, all unique individuals, since 1973.

All because of a lawless Supreme Court creating law which they had no right to do, but no one stopped them.

Judgement could come at any time. God’s patience and mercy is not inexhaustible.

Ask the Jews in 722 BC and 606-586 BC.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 2:40:27 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: srmorton

That’s because, since about ‘08, fertility levels have completely crashed in this country.

Fewer women are getting pregnant. Therefore fewer of them are needing abortions.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 2:41:12 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: srmorton; NYer; Salvation

Can guttmacher institute #s be trusted since they are a power behind PPA?


6 posted on 02/02/2014 2:51:51 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: srmorton
While the overall abortion rate declined, the proportion of abortions entailing early medication procedures continued to increase.
It's not clear to me what this sentence means but i hope that there truly is a reduction in abortions and not just a shift from surgical abortions to chemical abortions.
8 posted on 02/02/2014 2:56:15 PM PST by posterchild
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To: srmorton

Abortion is becoming more evil....
Weigh in on this New York bill NOW!

“NY Abortion Bill Ok’s Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them”

http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=13263


9 posted on 02/02/2014 3:00:04 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Isn’t this one of their bread and butter issues? Those evil pro-life fanatics must be getting through to the people.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 3:15:56 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Black Agnes

I would add fewer “Caucasian, US citizen” to your spot on post.

The illegals and gibmedats are breeding like rabbits.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 3:21:06 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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12 posted on 02/02/2014 3:23:00 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GOPsterinMA

Actually their fertility, while still slightly higher than Caucasians, is crashing even faster than Caucasians.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/health/us-birthrate-dips-especially-for-hispanics.html?_r=0


13 posted on 02/02/2014 3:40:48 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: exit82
You are correct, but I have heard Rush comment many times that the number of abortions have been steadily declining in the US because the hearts of people are being changed by the TRUTH about this horrible practice. Not only the sonograms, but the accounts of babies who survived birth at 23-25 weeks and the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell have penetrated the consciousness of those who thought they were pro-choice. Young people in particular have been becoming more pro-life as a group.
14 posted on 02/02/2014 3:43:05 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: GreyFriar
Yeah, Guttmacher is aligned with the gut-smashers, BUT they do have the most recent and most accurate statistics. All abortion researchers on both sides use their numbers, though not necessarily their analysis.

They're highly motivated to get actionable intel. They're into marketing, after all.

15 posted on 02/02/2014 3:49:04 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. . . against the wickedness and snares of the devil.")
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To: exit82
Judgement could come at any time. God’s patience and mercy is not inexhaustible.

The first sentence is true. The second?

Another question I would ask, if we are getting back to the right path of fewer abortions, and judgment comes, should we blame the past, or the fact that we are not aborting as many babies as we used to?

16 posted on 02/02/2014 3:52:00 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Black Agnes

That’s truly a shocker! I see fewer and fewer pregnant Caucasians and more and more “others” ready to pop with others in tow.

Hmmm...


17 posted on 02/02/2014 3:52:14 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: srmorton

Three words: Morning After Pill.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 3:54:43 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: FlingWingFlyer
How people in the 1880s viewed an abortionist.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 3:57:25 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

With the POTUS constantly harping on it and the rabid female libs, it really starts making people think about what it really is. Their evilness has backfired on them.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 4:06:56 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: SkyPilot
The morning after pill in my opinion is not in the same category as MURDERING a viable fetus in the womb! This comes from someone who in the 70’s had to draw blood from women who were seven and eight months pregnant. The morning after pill prevents the implantation of the embryo which is just a hollow ball of cells at that point. I would prefer that that embryo be nurtured and carried to full term by the mother, but the erroneous decision by the SCOTUS in 1973 made it possible for women to legally “choose” to not do so.
21 posted on 02/02/2014 4:15:58 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: Black Agnes

Fewer women are getting pregnant. Therefore fewer of them are needing abortions.

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And I wonder how many have used the so-called morning-after pill.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 4:50:52 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

Fewer women are getting pregnant. Therefore fewer of them are needing abortions.

_________________

Many more post menopausal women now. I wonder what the rate is now if only childbearing women were counted.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 4:51:59 PM PST by Chickensoup (V)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Based on my observation of the maternity ward last week when my daughter was giving birth, I’d concur with your comments completely. And this wasn’t the downtown city hospital either.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 4:54:01 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Good insight, appreciate your comments.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 4:55:23 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Thank you.

“And this wasn’t the downtown city hospital either.”

It’s all over the place. Stats say one thing; unlying eyes tell us the truth.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 5:01:17 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Bigg Red; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; KC_Lion; Clintonfatigued

Nothing says “You mean less to me than a used sheet of fabric softener” then rolling into your local pharmacy, coughing up ~$50 and purchasing the “Plan B” pill for last night’s conquest.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 5:06:53 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Well put.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 5:22:16 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Thank you.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 5:22:54 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

There’s a guy on here who tries to convince people that abortions are killing potential Democrats faster than minorities and illegals are producing new ones.

He’s full of balogna.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 5:23:38 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Bigg Red

good question


31 posted on 02/02/2014 5:24:35 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: Chickensoup

Good point.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 5:44:21 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Balding_Eagle

To both your questions: the truth is that we are on borrowed time.

And the Bible is,clear that God will not contend with man forever.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 7:59:15 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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