After climbing through the 1990s, the number of abortions in Canada has fallen steadily to fewer than 100,000 a year, according to a new study that maps out in detail the first few decades of the countrys legalized-abortion era.The rate per capita has fallen 14% since 1997, with 97,000 surgeries in 2005, concluded the paper. The fastest decline has been among teenagers, while women in their 20s still account for about half of abortions.Despite the recent decline, close to a third of middle-aged women have terminated a pregnancy at least once. A second new study noted that almost 40% of Canadian abortions are performed on women who have had one before but it suggested that inserting IUDs right after the procedure might curb the number of repeat abortions.
States should provide their citizens with accurate information, including that related to health. Regrettably, this is not the norm when the information concerns abortion. In an important new report, Dr. Amy Bryant and colleagues at the University of ...more
The New York legislature had just failed to pass an incremental reform to the states strict anti-abortion law, leaving the status quo in place. At that time, deaths resulting from illegal abortions accounted for 42 percent of New York Citys maternal mortality ...more
On Tuesday, facing an uphill battle in their attempt to pass a stringent anti-abortion bill as a standalone measure, Ohio lawmakers attempted to tack it onto an unrelated piece of legislation that aims to reduce infant mortality.Senate Bill 276 is primarily ...more
Writing at The Atlantic, David Frum suggests that the acceptance of unwed childbearing is the key to the drop in abortion: Ironically, the socially conservative pro-life movement has made its peace with unwed parenthood as an alternative to abortion.more
The abortion rate is down, and anti-abortion folks would very much like to take credit for it. Last week, David Frum at the Atlantic wrote a piece arguing that "the pro-life movement really does seem to have changed American minds about the morality of ...more