Pro-choice states have higher abortion rates. Kelsey Hazzard (president and founder of Secular Pro-Life) looked into claims made by Washington Post reporter, Aaron Blake that pro-choice states had fewer abortions and unintended pregnancies. She used facts pulled from Pew, CDC reports, and statistics posted by Guttmacherer, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, and discovered that -- contra Blake's claim -- there's no difference between pro-life/pro-choice states in some instances. In most, pro-life states have fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions than their abortion-promoting counterparts.
Blake, and many pro-abortion media representatives and citizens believe there's a correlation between opposing abortion, and creating more abortions. But it's simply not true.
In fact, it looks more as if greater contraception access and promotion, along with higher support for abortion, create more abortions and more unintended pregnancies.
If you want the full numbers-crunch, read on here. Her research is thorough and fascinating.
If you want the info-graphs and links to her sources, you can find those here.
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