Abortion rate down again

Conservatives may despair at losing the culture wars, but there are bright spots where persuasion is working. No doubt aided by the improvements in fetal imaging as well as studies revealing the ability to feel pain and respond in utero, Americans are turning away from abortion, in an unmistakable long term trend. Michael J. New writes in NRO: Last month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released abortion figures for the year 2010. The data indicates that the national abortion rate continues its 20 year decline. The number of abortions performed declined by 3 percent between 2009 and 2010. This decline is fairly consistent across the country. The number of abortions went down in 36 of the 44 states that reported data to the CDC. Furthermore, there was no strong regional variation in the decline. The decline in southern states was actually slightly less than the national average. The abortion decline was nearly equal in red states and blue states. For ideological reasons, the...(Read Full Post)