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Something to Be Thankful For: Abortion Down by 5 Percent

USAstuckOnStupid Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 12:07 AM
"784,507 abortions are tragic, but the five percent decrease in abortions is encouraging to those in the fight to protect the unborn." "One death is a tragedy; 784,507 as a result of a 5% decrease is a statistic." (paraphrasing Stalin) It's kind of like saying, "Oh, look! Last year I was up to my knees in manure; now the manure no longer covers my kneecap!" Either way, it's disgusting and sad.

There is good news coming out of the Centers for Disease Control. Although the number of abortions performed each year is still tragically high, with 18 percent of all pregnancies ending in abortion, abortion procedures are down by 5 percent according to the latest data available from the CDC:

Description of System: Each year, CDC requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City). The reporting areas provide this information voluntarily. For 2009, data were received from 48 reporting areas. For the...

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