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.
In a 172-page opinion released today, the judge wrote: 'The evidence compellingly demonstrates that the requirement would have the striking result of closing three of Alabama's five abortion clinics, clinics which perform only early abortions, long before ...more
Americans living in politically liberal states and those living in conservative states have an equally low understanding of abortion's health effects and the laws regarding the procedure, a new national survey finds.Just 74 out of the 569 people who took ...more
The pro-abortion group NARAL released a new poll today. The pro-abortion group had a chance to hire its own pollster and to formulate the questions in a way that would distort the results in a skewed pro-abortion direction.No matter how hard NARAL tried ...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
Since the Texas abortion law opposed by Wendy Davis went into effect last November (closing all but six of the state's clinics), the recorded abortion rate is down 13 percent, according to 538. It's impossible to know if that actually means fewermore