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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Abortion rates have declined in the state of Massachusetts by 24% (2011-2018).
While abortion proponents, including Planned Parenthood's research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, propose various reasons for the steep decline, one obvious foundation for a drop in abortion is left out.
Women are receiving the support they need, and thus don't feel coerced into terminating a child.
This record-breaking drop in abortion could also be related to the growth and expansion of pregnancy resource centers, as well as a wider spread cultural shift that has more and more access to positive media, visual aids to the what humans look like, developing in-utero, and a millennial ethos that shies away from violence.
Massachusetts has opened 3-6 new pregnancy resource centers since this study began, including ClearWay Clinics in Worcester and Springfield.Read more