December 2, 2012
U.S. Birth and Abortion Rates Drop
The Pew Research Center: U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants:
The U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great Recession. . . .
The New Republic: Pro-Life Activists Conveniently Ignore the Abortion Drop, by Amy Sullivan:
Abortion isn’t generally a subject that inspires many hip-hip-hoorays, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some encouraging news: the U.S. abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009, the largest single-year drop in a decade. . . .
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