Thursday, May 26, 2005

Abortions continue to decline

Last fall there was a flurry of commentary when an ethics professor claimed that President Bush's economic policies had resulted in an increase of abortions during his first term in office. A number of bloggers debunked his faulty reasoning back then, but the definitive debunking has now been done by (described by one blogger as "rabidly non-partisan", fyi).

They point to data from the Alan Guttmacher Institute (definitely no friend of the president or any pro-lifer, for that matter) which indicates that both the actual number and rate of abortions declined during '01 and '02 (data isn't available yet for '03 & '04).

As a brother-in-law would put it... there you have it.

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