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Abortion rate is down! Lisa429 1 angel baby; Peoria, IL, United States 1273 posts
3rd Feb

GOOD NEWS! The abortion rate has decreased to the LOWEST rate since it became legal!

"The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973"

We need to keep the pro-life momentum up:
"...there were about 1.06 million abortions in 2011 - down from about 1.2 million in 2008."

While the pro-choice Guttmacher institute attributes the drop to contraceptives, the CDC attributes much of the trend to pro-life legislation.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MED_ABORTION_DECLINE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortion-laws-and-clinic-closures-lowered-abortion-rate-cdc

No matter pro-life or pro-choice I think we can all agree this is a good thing. Abortion rate in this country has always been way to high. 

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28646 posts
status 3rd Feb

I do agree it is a good thing. Hopefully the numbers are down due to smarter choices and use of contraceptives and not shame. 

MamaTay[Kennedi] 1 child; Greenville, Texas 3194 posts
3rd Feb

I'm glad its down. But women still deserve rights.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33355 posts
status 3rd Feb

pro life legislation is not a good thing, just saying. itd have dropped regardless, but forcing women to stop having abortions is just sad.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45001 posts
status 3rd Feb

It's not because of successful anti-choice propaganda....it's because of easier access to birth control, better sexual health education, and less stigma around both.

Where does it say that the CDC says that "pro-life" legistlation is what is causing the drop?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55055 posts
3rd Feb

I'm glad it's going down

but not for the reasons listed in that second article. 

Closing abortion providers and instituing those regulations HURTS women

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65235 posts
3rd Feb

Quoting speaktruth2powr:
It's not because of successful anti-choice propaganda....it's because of easier access to birth control, better sexual health education, and less stigma around both.

Where does it say that the CDC says that "pro-life" legistlation is what is causing the drop?


Exclamation

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28646 posts
status 3rd Feb

I guess I should of read more. The second link is awful. That isn't the way to lower abortion rates. I just hope we don't see an uprising in dumpster babies or back alley abortions. 

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33355 posts
status 3rd Feb
Quoting speaktruth2powr:
It's not because of successful anti-choice propaganda....it's because of easier access to birth control, better sexual health education, and less stigma around both.

Where does it say that the CDC says that "pro-life" legistlation is what is causing the drop?


yes, sources please.

Mom to 2 Munchkins 2 kids; 1 angel baby; The How-To on Parenting a Munchkin, VA, United States 1111 posts
status 3rd Feb

Quoting speaktruth2powr:
It's not because of successful anti-choice propaganda....it's because of easier access to birth control, better sexual health education, and less stigma around both.

Where does it say that the CDC says that "pro-life" legistlation is what is causing the drop?


Yeah that's what I'd like to know, too. 

Mrs.O! 18 kids; Hawaii 21029 posts
3rd Feb

it's not because people are choosing to be pro-life, it's because more people are starting to use long term reversible birth controls and are postponing starting families because of the economy.  I'm happy though that there are less women having to choose that option but I'm so glad that it is still an option.

Lisa429 1 angel baby; Peoria, IL, United States 1273 posts
3rd Feb

Quoting Olaf:
pro life legislation is not a good thing, just saying. itd have dropped regardless, but forcing women to stop having abortions is just sad.


It is not stoping women from having an abortion. It is holding abortion clinics accountable for providing better health treatment and facilities. The abortion industry is one of the most unregulated industries in this country. Pro-life legislation is finally making them step up to the level of basic health care other medical services have been meeting for years. 

I might be against abortion but I think in 2014 a women deserves a clean facility with sterol tools and doctors and nurses who have been properly trained. 

Lisa429 1 angel baby; Peoria, IL, United States 1273 posts
3rd Feb

Quoting speaktruth2powr:
It's not because of successful anti-choice propaganda....it's because of easier access to birth control, better sexual health education, and less stigma around both.

Where does it say that the CDC says that "pro-life" legistlation is what is causing the drop?


Except that studies actually show that an increase in BC actually makes the abortion rate go up. Over half of women who have had an abortion where on a form of birth control when they got pregnant. We have put to much stock in BC as a fail safe and it in return is failing us. 

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45001 posts
status 3rd Feb

Quoting Lisa429:

It is not stoping women from having an abortion. It is holding abortion clinics accountable for providing better health treatment and facilities. The abortion industry is one of the most unregulated industries in this country. Pro-life legislation is finally making them step up to the level of basic health care other medical services have been meeting for years. 

I might be against abortion but I think in 2014 a women deserves a clean facility with sterol tools and doctors and nurses who have been properly trained. 


It definitely is not introduced hold abortion clinics accountable for anything except bullying, shaming, and fear mongering it's potential patients.


Lisa429 1 angel baby; Peoria, IL, United States 1273 posts
3rd Feb

Quoting Kelly&Coralie:
I'm glad it's going down

but not for the reasons listed in that second article. 

Closing abortion providers and instituing those regulations HURTS women


Abortion as it is performed in this country currently hurts women!