Upper Left Coast

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Abortion rate plummets

A new study by the Guttmacher Institute says that the number of annual abortions is down to 1.2 million, its lowest level since Roe v. Wade in 1974 and down 25 percent in the last 17 years.

That means it's only equivalent to a killing everyone in Dallas over the course of a year, instead of taking out the residents of Philadelphia (plus another 100,000-plus in the suburbs). The new figures show that a baby is killed every 26 seconds instead of every 20 seconds, as it was in 1990.

Any reduction is good news, but let's not throw a party.



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