Editorial | What we should take away from the Guttmacher study on the decrease in abortions

It was news that made pro-lifers rejoice. A study released earlier this week by the Guttmacher Institute shows that abortion is at an all-time low since the 1973, the year of the Roe vs. Wade decision. This was the news coming from an organization founded by Planned Parenthood, later to be spun off as an independent entity.

The study showed that the national abortion rate declined to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44 in 2011. Between 2008-2011, the abortion rate fell 13 percent, resuming a long-term downward trend that stalled between 2005-2008.

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