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.
The law limits medication abortion, a popular non-surgical method that is often preferred in the first trimester; requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital; and bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In September ...more
I have three children. I chose not to have an abortion because I knew I could provide my children with a safe home and loving environment. The fact that "Minnesota abortions continue to decline," as the July 3 St. Cloud Times article put it, should not ...more
On Friday, Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig responded to my latest Corner post about welfare and abortion. Last week we debated whether or not a child allowance would reduce the abortion rate. She thinks such an allowance would alleviate the economic presmore
"The bottom line is that we are seeing that the restrictions imposed by HB2 are having some effect on Texas women's access to abortion."Dan Grossman, IBIS Reproductive HealthResearch showing 13 percent drop sets off replay of last year's debatemore
Whether one thinks this is good news or not will depend on how one perceives the value of unborn human life.The Texas law that has caused so much consternation in some quarters is succeeding in its purposedramatically reducing the abortion rate. Fromore