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By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow.com, October 24, 2017
A report on lower abortion rates fails again to take into consideration a key factor: the pro-life movement.
According to studies by the federal government and Planned Parenthood-associated Guttmacher Institute, the rate of abortion, while remaining high, has dropped 25 percent between 2008 and 2014.
The researchers attribute the lower abortion rate to improvements in contraception use but left out of the report are other factors, including the accomplishments of the pro-life movement, and laws such as parental involvement and informed consent laws.
Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon of the National Right to Life Committeesays there is another positive aspect.
“We’ve dropped across the board in every single demographic group,” he says, “whether it’s by age, whether it’s by race or whether it’s by education, whether it’s by economic level. And that’s good news so we’re encouraged by that part.”
What is discouraging is that, even though figures are lower for racial minorities, they are still registering the higher abortion rates.
“Abortion rates have always been significantly higher for the African-American population than they have been for the white population, maybe three times higher,” says O’Bannon. “And even though they’ve both come down, the African-American abortion rate has got a lot further to go down.”