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A True Reason to Give Thanks this Holiday Season
Abortion Rates in US Drop Again
The day after Thanksgiving, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in Atlanta, Ga submitted its annual report on abortion rates in the US.
The report indicates that abortions rates have decreased by 3% from 2009 to 2010. The newest report covers abortion rates for 2010 and shows 765,651 abortions in those states that report abortion numbers (note: California is one state that does not report and is one of the largest abortion states with some of the least amount of regulation). Although a modest reduction in abortions over 2009, it is still something to give thanks for.
The report* cites statistics and reports (See section: Public Health Implicatioins) that indicate state legislation which invoke laws to regulate abortion and abortion providers has an impact on abortion statistics. Two reports cited include those from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, themselves the statistical arm of Planned Parenthood.
If pro-life supporters and their legislative voices stay the course, then we should see more reports like this in the next few years reflecting even more lives saved, because the rate of state legislation since 2010 has been significantly greater and existing laws have been more stringently enforced in many states in the US. Dozens of abortion providers have been forced to close their doors throughout the country because they have been required to abide by these new and existing laws; laws put in place not just to save human lives, but also to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of women seeking abortions as well.
*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; MMWR –Morbidity and and Mortality Weekly Report; Surveillance Summaries / Vol. 62 / No. 8 November 29, 2013
Two New California Laws Endanger Women in Abortion Clinics
Governor Jerry Brown approves laws that throw away protections.
Americans United for Life, President and CEO, Dr. Charmaine Yoest speaks out saying, "California Governor Jerry Brown callously put abortion industry profits over women's health and safety in signing two new laws that strip vital protections from women in California abortion clinics."
The new laws allow non-doctors to perform surgical abortions and to exempt abortion clinics from the requirements set for all other outpatient medical facilities. Read more of Dr. Yoest's article in the Daily Caller.
For more on the new abortion laws and their dangers go here.