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Pro-abortionists hate it when women make the “wrong” choice—for Life!

by | Oct 2, 2014


By Dave Andrusko

OHabortionratedropPro-lifers aren’t accustomed to having editorials look at the facts rather than mindlessly accept pro-abortion spin as if it were gospel. So anyone of us who read “Abortion Down Due to Choice,” a September 30 editorial that ran in The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register was very pleasantly surprised.

The thesis is straightforward. Pro-abortion groups will search the heavens for any explanation for the drop in 2013 to the lowest number of abortions in 37 years so long as it does not include the obvious: that more Ohio women are choosing to have their babies!

And the drop is very impressive. As Rebecca Downs explained on Monday.

“Ohio’s abortion rate dropped to its lowest level since 1976, according to a study released on Friday by the state’s Department of Health. The report, which covers the year 2013, reveals that the number of abortions dropped to a historic low, dipping 9 percent from the previous year. The report also shows that the state’s abortion rate is significantly lower — almost 18 percent– compared with 2010 levels.”

OHabortionrate3The editorial dissects the counter-explanations and finds that any impact they may have (such as a decline in the number of abortion clinics) would be reflected in future numbers, not the number of abortions performed in 2013.

The editorial concludes

“Why is it so difficult for pro-abortion groups to admit what has happened in Ohio – that the ongoing drop in abortions has resulted from women choosing not to have them?

“Clearly, that is the situation. Both the numbers and rates of abortions have been trending downward since 1993. The 20-year decline has been unbroken and substantial. More and more Ohio women are rejecting abortion as an option. They are doing exactly what groups such as NARAL urge – making a choice.”