A report released February 3, 2014 by the Guttmacher Institute found that abortion rates and ratios are continuing to decline in the United States – but downplayed the role that public debate over the rights of unborn children have played in this trend.
In its “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011” report, the Guttmacher Institute (originally founded as a research affiliate of Planned Parenthood) reported that for 2011, there were 1.05 million abortions in the United States – 550,000 fewer than the peak of 1.6 million in 1990.
Below are a number of resources for journalists and others, including analyses by National Right to Life Director of Education and Research, Randall K. O'Bannon, PhD.
Release: New Guttmacher Study Ignores Impact of Public Debate Regarding Rights of Unborn on Abortion Rates - February 3, 2014
Factsheet: Abortion Statistics [PDF]
Factsheet: Abortion's Impact on Minority [PDF]
Guttmacher Study: Abortion Incidence and Service Availability, 2011 [PDF]
Note: This link will take you to the PDF of the report which is posted on the website for the Guttmacher Institute.
The Pro-Life Explanation for Why the Number of Abortions is Dropping - February 5, 2014
Analyzing the Decrease in the Number of Abortions - February 5, 2014
Considering the Causes for the Drop in Abortion - February 7, 2014
Legislation, Education, and the Latest Drop in Abortion - February 10, 2014
Chemical Abortifacients Cloud the Picture of Big Abortion Drop, Conclusion - February 12, 2014