Abortions Dropped 2% in 2020 as 9,400 Babies Were Saved From Abortions
November 24, 2022 | District of Columbia
A new Centers for Disease Control report shows a 2-percent drop in abortions in 2020, representing approximately 9,400 unborn babies’ lives.
According to the annual report, published Wednesday, there were 620,327 abortions in the United States, excluding California, Maryland and New Hampshire. That is down from 629,898 abortions in 2019.
Researchers said the COVID-19 pandemic likely affected the numbers due to the shutdowns and reduced sexual activity. However, the report also shows a steady decline in abortions since 2011.
ABC News reports abortion numbers went down 15 percent from 2011 to 2020, and the abortion rate declined by 18 percent. The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age.
Additionally, the CDC found that four women died from abortion complications from legal abortions in 2019, and 36 died since 2011.
The statistics provide a portrait of the women getting abortions. Almost all are unmarried (86 percent), many are in their 20s (57 percent) and more than half already have at least one child (61 percent). Additionally, more than half aborted their unborn babies using abortion drugs, which abortion activists have been working aggressively to expand.
Fewer are teenagers, however. The report found a huge drop in the teen abortion rate, down 48 percent since 2011.
… (Excerpt from LIFENEWS.COM)