The following comes from a November 24 LifeSiteNews article:
According to most of the nation’s state health departments, abortion continues on the decline across the country.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released its abortion figures, based on reporting from 47 states, but not including Maryland, New Hampshire, or California (the country’s most populous state).
In 2013, the CDC’s “Abortion Surveillance Report” lists 664,435 abortions reported from those states.
The importance of the report is not in providing a complete total of abortions in the country, because not all states report and because the states themselves depend on abortion businesses’ claims in an all-cash industry rampant with underreporting, but the report does provide figures for analyzing upward or downward trends.
“The decline in the number of abortions, and in the abortion rates and ratios, is a clear indication that pregnant women are increasingly less likely to see abortion as the desired solution to an unexpected pregnancy,” National Right to Life (NRTL) director of education and research Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon wrote in an emailed press release.
O’Bannon concluded that prolife efforts are paying off. “Right-to-life legislative, educational and outreach efforts to increase awareness of the unborn child’s humanity certainly continue to play a critical role in the abortion decline,” he said.