There's Hope. U.S. Births Up, Abortions Down

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Yesterday, the Associated Press reported some news laced with hope here in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

There's a "baby boomlet" in the United States. Nearly 4.3 million babies (the highest number since 1961) were born in 2006.

Experts attributed the jump to an increasing U.S. Hispanic population that tends to bear more children, plus "a decline in contraceptive use, a drop in access to abortion, poor education and poverty," according to the AP.

Hmmm!

Today, the Chicago Tribune reports "Abortions at 30 year low."

Despite an increase in the number of women of reproductive age, the actual number of abortions also has dropped in the last 15 years, from a high of 1.6 million in 1990 to 1.3 million in 2000 and 1.2 million in 2005.

The story, here, offers indefinites -- many of them standard fare from abortion advocacy -- for this drop in abortions.

Might I add the unmentionable, that perhaps women are increasingly choosing life over abortion for their babies?

Indeed, I will.

(c) 2008 Marybeth T. Hagan

Note to readers: Hope to see you at the March for Life.

Crossposting with http://www.mothermayibeborn.com

2 Comments

There will still be at least 10 babies killed at the
Denver PP mill tomorrow and likely 20 on Saturday.

Doesn't seem like the rate is going down.

Over 80 have been saved there by the faithful
warriors this year. 80 pink and blue balloons will
be released on Saturday at our March for Life
at the State Capitol - 1:30 pm when Julie Makimaa
will speak about Every Life Worthy of Protection.

Your pink and blue balloon release makes my point, Leslie.

The mothers of those 80 babies who were "saved there [in Denver] by the faithful warriors" chose birth, not abortion.

Who knows? Perhaps the "warriors" will also save some of the 10 and 20 babies whom you claim will be aborted today and Saturday.

Try looking on the bright side!




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