Abortions down in U.S.

CDC calls for more birth control


abortion-protest-dc-012203jpg-b8dfa9d659c2584a_largeThe following comes from a Nov. 28 story in the Washington Examiner.

Exactly 18 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion, for a total of 730,322, with most to unmarried women, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But that is good news, the agency added, because it was an “historic low.”

The latest figures are from 2011 and show a downward overall trend in abortions since 2002, especially among younger women. But the numbers are up among women 25 and older, with a big jump among women over 40, said CDC.

What’s more, 10 women died as a result of having “legal induced abortions,” said the CDC.

The report is titled “Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2011,” and was released Friday.

The good news was in the lower rates of abortion among women aged 15-24. CDC said that abortion rates were down and it suggested that education and birth control were key factors.

“Providing women and men with the knowledge and resources necessary to make decisions about their sexual behavior and use of contraception can help them avoid unintended pregnancies,” said the CDC report.

But it still found that 85 percent of abortions in 2011 were due to unintended pregnancy from unprotected sex. The agency called for greater birth control. “Unintended pregnancy is the major contributor to abortion. Because unintended pregnancies are rare among women who use the most effective methods of contraception, increasing access to and use of these methods can help further reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States. The data in this report can help program planners and policy makers identify groups of women at greatest risk for unintended pregnancy and help guide and evaluate prevention efforts,” said the CDC.

Overall, however, abortion rates were at their lowest. “Large decreases in the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions from 2010 to 2011, in combination with decreases that occurred during 2008-2010, resulted in historic lows for all three measures of abortion,” said the CDC.

Key findings from the 2011 data:

  • There were 730,322 abortions for a rate of 219 per 1,000 live births. In 2002 there were 854,122.
  • Most were to women in their 20s, or 57.8 percent.
  • Nearly all abortions occurred by the 13th week.
  • Non-Hispanic white women had the lowest abortion rate.
  • Non-Hispanic black women had the highest rate of abortion.

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  1. Numbers of Abortions: (Counter)
    USA 2014 to date
    USA since Roe v Wade 2013

  2. St. Christopher says:

    And, what are the percentages of “lower” abortion for blacks? One of the little talked about impacts of easy abortion is the genocide of the pre-born among black women, who kill their babies at far higher rates that while women.

    Yet, here is the Catholic Church foisting CCHD and other “catholic” charities that continue to enable abortion (along with the “gift” of sodomy). Having lower overall numbers is certainly better, but the level of death — daily death — is appalling. If President Obama cared at all about women, particularly black women, he would be front and center in the media, trying to convince all to not ever have abortions.

    While homosexuals scream about “inclusion” (and are about ready to poison our blood supply now that it has essentially convinced the Pro-Homosexual Rights Obama’s FDA that it is “discriminatory” to forbid homosexuals from donating blood to the general population), their “rights” are clearly based on self-glorification. But, abortion is government-sanctioned murder, and it is aided by our tax dollars now, under the ACA.

    Of course, our bishops say next to nothing, or murmur some cliché here and there about the right to life and “traditional” marriage. Increasingly few go to Church anymore because so little of true Faith is shown there (and it is going to get much worse by the end of 2015 and the new Synod; homosexual and other sexual rights groups are already making new demands of the “eager to please” group hand-picked by the Pope). Abortion kills babies and the “new” amount proves little; the number should be zero.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      St. Christopher,

      Most “bishops” have proven themselves more eager to please man than to please God and His Mother!

      May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
      Viva Cristo Rey!
      Yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher, Founding Director
      Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc

  3. Abeca Christian says:

    UGG this article just creeps me out. “What’s more, 10 women died as a result of having “legal induced abortions,” said the CDC.” Just because its legal does not make it right!!!! Can you imagine what happens to the souls of these who die due to having an abortion. I hate to imagine what and I bet we can’t even imagine for most of us just live in the now and do not concern ourselves with the soul and the afterlife. Most of our youth today are facing tremendous temptations because of bad adults who have and continue to introduce immoral lifestyles. The deception is huge! Parents, priests, ordinary folks etc are intimidated. IF we understand how “speck” we really are, how are we to handle monstrosity of all sorts of sin that is now so easily acceptable. With the internet, media, electronics having to influence most people, we need to beat them at their own game. That is why the church needs to continue and we need to support, join in radio, TV, internet to combat the evil that is being promoted!

    Return people to prayer and fasting. We need the discipline. We need to do it with love. With Love …….Do it.

  4. California has the largest abortion industry, both Planned Parenthood businesses and multiple private (abortionist owned) places.

    None of these ever provide a body count.

    Only Medi-Cal abortions might be entered into the federal count.

    This is false propaganda from the population controllers who want you (and the law makers) to believe that contraceptives are now working.

  5. WOODY GUIDRY says:

    It would be unusual- but maybe the shot in the heart that’s needed-if we put a message, “MURDER your SINS- ABORT!”, on display on cars, walls, wherever–

  6. Well we’ve done it again this year – as if Dec 1st the USA has had over 1 MILLION abortions in 2014.
    The murder of innocent human beings for the convenience of others.


    Where are the Bishops ?
    Oh I guess too busy supporting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and NOT closing the border.
    It’s easier to be involved in politics than teach the Faith accurately and fully.

  7. Abeca Christian says:

    As long as abortion exist, it is never down and never low enough because we are dealing with innocent children, innocent blood destroyed. What a nightmare we live in today. Poor innocent babies.

  8. Linda Maria says:

    Our Church and our Nation need to teach Christian morality! Virginity before marriage, and chastity as a way of life! Also, the roles of Man and Woman, just as God created us all, through Mother Nature! All things that God created, are built according to a natural design– not a crazy, MISFIT “political activist hippie-feminist” design!! Then, Man and Woman need to be taught how to correctly seek and select good Marriage partners! Next comes the Honeymoon, after the Sacrament of Marriage is performed, in the Church! And on the Honeymoon, the newlyweds begin their conjugal life, following Church teachings! The roles of Parenthood– Mother and Father, must be highly esteemed! The Parents are to raise GOD’S CHILDREN, on Earth!! God creates all things, including children— in His own, special way, for His own special reasons– NEVER according to FOOLISH MANKIND’S dumb “PLANNED PARENTHOOD” ideas!! SEX and PARENTHOOD are INSEPARABLE!! All of God’s children must be WELCOMED and LOVED, with open arms!!

  9. Linda Maria says:

    I will add ne more thing to my above post. Birth-control and abortion clinics should not exist! Unmarried pregnant women should have the responsibility in every country, to go to low-cost or free medical clinics, for prenatal care, and for adoption services, if desired. NO MORE PLANNED PARENTHOOD-TYPE “free sex and baby-killing clinics!” Also, unmarried pregnant women must be taught Christian morality, and to remain chaste, after their pregnancy, and then to find and marry a good man, if they want to marry! If not– to lead a good, chaste life!!

  10. There is no mention of non-surgical or chemical abortions in the CDC report. Could it be that as those numbers grow, the numbers of reported surgical abortions is down? Of course some true statistics might spoil their demand for more free contraceptives which they attribute as the reason for the decline.

  11. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you;” Jeremiah 1:5

    How many children have been snuffed out by birth control before they were even able to be formed in the womb? Yet, God tells us that he knows even those!

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