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Abortion rates declining worldwide

Catholic World News - October 07, 2010

The rate of abortions per women of childbearing age peaked in 1982 in Italy, 1988 in India, and 2001 in Japan. Pro-abortion and pro-life commentators are debating the causes of the ensuing decline.

The Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, attributes the decline to the rise in contraceptive use. On the other hand, Brian Clowes of Human Life International believes that the decline in surgical abortion rates conceals the rise in chemical abortions from the morning-after pill and RU-486. “Especially in Holland and India,” he adds, “women are routinely having their uteruses vacuumed at regular intervals whether they know they are pregnant or not.” The abortions that result are not counted as abortions.

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