Pro-Life Activists Conveniently Ignore the Abortion Drop

The Center for Disease Control recently released data showing the abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009, the largest drop in a decade, and teen pregnancy is at the lowest levels in 40 years. Yet, Amy Sullivan of The New Republic argues that pro-life activists are ignoring this news and instead focusing on the rise in abortion-related deaths. “Why did most media outlets choose not to focus on the dozen abortion-related deaths reported by the CDC?” Sullivan asks. “Probably because by all available measures, pregnancy itself remains vastly more dangerous for women than abortion, even in the U.S., where maternal mortality is relatively low.”

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