US abortions continue to decline

California, which makes up 1/5 of all US abortions, is not included in report's figures
March for Life, 2013 - from TheBlaze.com

March for Life, 2013 (from TheBlaze.com)

The following comes from a November 27 Fox Health article:

Federal statistics show abortions have been in a general decline for about 25 years.

The number of reported abortions dropped 4 percent in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. About 699,000 abortions were reported to the federal government that year. That’s about 31,000 fewer than the year before.

Experts offer various reasons for the recent drop: Better use of birth control and the lingering effects of the economic recession. Others argue there’s been a cultural shift and more women opt to continue their pregnancy.

The CDC data is not a complete national picture. It’s based on reports from health departments in 47 states, Washington and New York City. California, Maryland and New Hampshire don’t report abortion numbers.

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  1. Linda Maria says:

    There are less and less young people in America, of child-bearing age. So, what is the percentage of pregnant women getting abortions, and what are their reasons? And what are all the statistics, on the problem of promiscuity, outside of wedlock?? What are also the statistics, for married women getting abortions? That would be more helpful to know, sadly. Wish our Nation would soon return to strong Christian virtues, and total Christian morality, in dating and marriage!

  2. I don’t have the 2012 figures, but the number of abortions in the USA in 2015 as of this date and time are estimated to be: 996,459.
    It appears the USA could hit 1 MILLION by the end of 2015.
    (For the way the numbers are calculated, please scroll down on this link.
    http://www.numberofabortions.com/ )
    Of course these numbers do not include the morning-after abortion pills used at home.

    • The women are also suffering in their bodies from all these abortions as they contribute to breast cancer among other medical problems later. I just read on the news that a famous sports figure just lost his girlfriend because he is trying to not have marital relations before marriage. Good for him. God bless him. He did her a favor, and she does not even realize it. I hope he keeps his goal and finds a good Christian wife in time.

    • I do not know if I put this in the right place, but concerning my last post, I did not read the whole article on my computer news but just the title and thought if this is true, he did the right thing because too intimate a relationship outside of wedlock brings with it a whole lot of “baggage”, and I do not just mean a child without a father.

  3. This should be shown to all Jr and Sr high school students as part of their health or biology classes.
    Endowment for Human Development
    http://www.ehd.org/movies.php?mov_id=44
    Sample from video: ” By 8 weeks, 75% of embryos exhibit right-hand dominance. The remainder is equally divided between left-handed dominance and no preference. This is the earliest evidence of right- or left-handed behavior. “

    • Linda Maria says:

      Leigh, thanks for your posts! You know, it has always been sad, over the years, since Roe v. Wade– to try to volunteer in pro-life work– and to find that most Catholic-related organizations of all kinds, working in pro-life, either discourage, or else do not allow, any conversations about Christian morality! I have always found that to be tragic! The Church also neglects moral and religious teaching and preaching! And so many young women who abort babies, who are leading lives that are tragically promiscuous and immoral– claim to be “Catholic!”

  4. Linda Maria says:

    Even if our U.S. population has been declining, and thus, there may be fewer American girls ad women of child-bearing age, now — what percentage of them are leading good moral lives? And what percentage of them are immoral? I wonder. What a sad future, for our country, and for future generations!

  5. Leigh, go to this web site. The data is a bit old, but I doubt that it has changed much in the last coupe of years: http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/

    The fact that there are any is bad news, but the fact that there are fewer is good news. Most are by single women in teens or early 20s. It is surprising how many are done by women who have already had children, or maybe not so surprising?

  6. In your face Obama, Pelosi, Reed, Boxer, and other hate baby supporters!

    These stats aren’t good enough until the number of abortions in our nation hit the zer0 mark. Pray the rosary for all this evil to end, and that our nation be forgiven for all the murders, the genocide of the new generations, which in the last 40 years has been at least two!

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