Category Archives: Abortion Statistics

“Abstinence Only” States More Effective

When it comes to effectively reducing teen abortions, it’s apparent that there are those who “get it”, and those who don’t. In this particular case, it’s easy to let the numbers speak for themselves.

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CDC abortion statistics for years 2001 – 2005 found @ www.cdc.gov

Annual census adjustments were calculated into abortion statistics for each year 2001 – 2005. Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau

States rejecting abstinence only funds included: AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OH, RI, VA, WI and WY.

The following states not reporting abortion statistics to the CDC for each year 2001 – 2005 were excluded from the calculation: AK, CA, LA, FL & NH

For teen girls under the age of 15 years old, from 2001 – 2005, there was a 7.5% decrease in abortions among the states which have rejected funding for abstinence only education.

For teen girls under the age of 15 years old, from 2001 – 2005, there was a 23.1% decrease in abortions among the states which have accepted funding for abstinence only education.

The states which have accepted funding for abstinence only education showed a 208% greater reduction in abortions among girls 14 years old and younger, when compared to the states which have rejected funding for abstinence only education.

Overall, the abortion rate among girls younger than 15 years old in states which rejected abstinence only funding was 37.3% higher than in states which accepted funding

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CDC abortion statistics for years 2001 – 2005 found @ www.cdc.gov

Annual census adjustments were calculated into abortion statistics for each year 2001 – 2005. Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau

States rejecting abstinence only funds included: AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OH, RI, VA, WI and WY.

The following states not reporting abortion statistics to the CDC for each year 2001 – 2005 were excluded from the calculation: AK, CA, LA, FL & NH

For teen girls under the age of 20 years old, from 2001 – 2005, there was a 5.2% decrease in abortions among the states which have rejected funding for abstinence only education.

For teen girls under the age of 20 years old, from 2001 – 2005, there was a 20.5% decrease in abortions among the states which have accepted funding for abstinence only education.

The states which have accepted funding for abstinence only education showed a 294.2% greater reduction in abortions among girls 19 years old and younger, when compared to the states which have rejected funding for abstinence only education.

Overall, the teen abortion rate among girls 19 years old and younger for states which rejected abstinence only funding was 48.2% higher than in states which had accepted funding.

The Pontifical Council for the Family provides some guidelines for sex education within the family.

Reference links used in calculations:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5309a1.htm    – CDC 2001

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5407a1.htm    – CDC 2002

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5511a1.htm    – CDC 2003

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5609a1.htm    – CDC 2004

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5713a1.htm    – CDC 2005

 http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=D&-ds_name=D&-_lang=en&-redoLog=false&-mt_name=PEP_2008_EST_GCTT1R_US40S&-format=ST-2S  – U.S. Census estimations for 2001 – 2008

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hot, hot, hot….

Last Saturday was a scorcher, but along with the higher heat and humidity, we welcomed the lower abortion numbers. Saturday the 27th there were 13 abortions and for the 20th of June there were 18. The last two abortion days complete the 2nd quarter for 2009, and we continue to see the incidence of abortions being almost half of where they were last year at this time.

Over all for 2009 , the amount of abortions at 104 Babcock have decreased 46% or by 215.

There were no real incidents to report over the past two weeks, but we continue to see the friends and family members of abortion minded women, come over to speak to our counselors and admit they are against abortion but feel there are limited options for their loved ones.  Its a testimony of our abortion minded  society who puts both, direct and indirect pressure on women with unplanned pregnancies to get abortions. It’s as though they believe pregnant girls and women “who have their entire lives in front of them”, contract some sort of disease, where they become completely disabled and incapacitated, forcing them to put their entire lives on hold.

Please continue to pray for the the abortion minded individuals and to those who perpetuate the lies and rhetoric of choice, and for all of us, that we may resist the temptations to unfairly judge others.

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giving some booties away

The abortion numbers for this past Saturday was 21 (keep in mind that all abortions must now be done @ the Babcock clinic). There was a good number of us out there for the first 4 hours or so, but things really thinned out after 11. Thanks to everyone who was out there throughout the week, you all certainly made a difference. The cumulative average of abortions per day (since December of 2007) has fallen to 24.8 with 187 less abortions at this clinic than during the same time frame in 2008.

Overall, there was a lot of activity particularly among the loved ones of the abortive minded women, with some of them brought to tears because they felt helpless in their efforts to offer any sort of emotional support to the expecting mothers.

Some great news from Tammy follows:

Hey everyone,

Quick follow-up on Sat.  It looked like an unusually busy day at PP–which was very disheartening.  I arrived around 10 AM to a packed lot, but with many prayer warriors and some dynamic counseling in progress ( Shannon, Amber, Jeff, Frank-others?)

As Shannon was leaving, she offered to give me one of her little gift packages of booties, blanket, etc.  I happily took one, but wondered when I would ever get the chance to give it away.  Well, time went on, and quite a few people had to leave.  Only Frank, Yolanda and I were left.  We kept trying to talk to anyone and everyone that came outside.  We had noticed a young couple talking outside, that had been there quite awhile.  They didn’t seem to pay us any mind whatsoever.  Finally, about 12:15, they headed for their car which was parked on the sidewalk side.  One last time I tried to get them to take some information–then, Yolanda called out “You weren’t considering abortion, were you?”  (or something like that).  Then, the young man rolled down the window and said that he would take the info.  I told him that I couldn’t walk on the black-top.  So, he smiles, gets out of the car, and tells us “Look, she was going to get an abortion, but she changed her mind!!”  I looked at her, and she was smiling also.  They took all the info about Allied and PCC–and Frank handed them some other pamphlets, also (about NFP,etc.).  Then, I remembered the booties, and reached in my bag, and gave them their first baby-gift!!  I also gave them the precious feet pin and the card with the info on the fetal development. It was an amazing encounter.

Thanks for all your hard work and prayers.  That couple definitely heard/saw many of you earlier in the morning. Your effort helped save a baby!!  Praise God!

Now, only one thing.  Shannon, can I get another pair of booties?

The next abortion day will be this coming Saturday.

States With Funded “Abstinence Only Education” Show Significantly Fewer Teen Abortions

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The numbers* are indisputable, and it speaks volumes as to the mindset of the people who elect law makers who reject the common sense approach to abstinence only education. It’s an indictment of the twisted will, which rejects the biological evidence which reveal the child’s brain is not yet equipped or developed enough to make adult like decisions.

I came across a planned parenthood news letter (pdf) which attempted to prove that “comprehensive” sex education was superior to abstinence only education, based on their own generalized and vague abortion statistics from a handful of “cherry picked” states. To test their theory, I ran the latest abortion numbers from All the states which reported to the CDC in 2005. I compared the teen abortion rates of the (17) states which reject abstinence only education funds with those ( 31) which accept them, using the 2002 census estimation. I discovered that the 2005 abortion rates for teens were 46% higher in states which reject funding for abstinence only when compared to those which accept them.

AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OH, RI, VA, WI and WY need to stop playing politics.

Interpret from this what you will, but the numbers are just too big to be ignored.

(The Effectiveness of Abstinence Education Programs in Reducing Sexual Activity Among Youth – 2002)

* Updated with corrected numbers

Saturday’s happenings

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There was another great showing Saturday, and we were especially blessed this weekend to be joined by 8 friends from our Faith Outreach initiative. We estimated there to be 16 abortions, which would’ve been 17 if not for the fact that after looking at her sonogram, a woman high tailed it out of there . To date for 2009, there has been a 50% reduction in abortions for the Saturday abortion count.

We learned that one of the planned parenthood escorts  has a compassionate side which he showed to one of our visiting prayer warriors, and that the “rent-a-cop” for planned parenthood is a Catholic who (in his words, but not quoting),  is just doing a job to earn extra cash.

We’re not exactly sure when the next abortion day will be, but hopefully we’ll see you out there.

We’re in a better place this year, so far…

The latest abortion numbers are a testiment to some very special people who persevere through difficult times, and who remain faithful, despite going largely unnoticed and unappreciated for their efforts. Without the strong core of these committed individuals, we would surely fail. 

The following graphs reflect estimated abortions taking place on Saturday:

Quarterly numbers

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Abortion Statistics for Texas 1990 – 2007

Thanks to Alan for the following contribution:

January 22, 2009, marks the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. In 1973, the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton court decisions legalized abortion on demand in America. Since then, women have been able to legally terminate their pregnancies through all nine months for any reason. However, on April 18, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court finally upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Act. This was a monumental step for the Pro-Life movement.

Chuck Colson of BreakPoint commented, “It took thirty-four years to get from Roe v. Wade to the first significant restriction of so-called ‘abortion rights.’ It’s a reminder that when it comes to eradicating social ills, we must never give up.” He went on to compare this victory with British Parliamentarian William Wilberforce’s victory in slowing the British slave trade. His victory came when he was able to pass legislation in 1788 that restricted the number of slaves that a ship was allowed to carry based on the ship’s tonnage.

This victory, although small, proved that the slave trade was vulnerable, just as our victory against partial-birth abortion proves that the abortion indu stry is vulnerable. Mr. Wilberforce, after almost 20 years of fighting, was eventually successful in abolishing the slave trade. Twenty-five years after that, slavery was abolished all together. We too—with patience, hard work, and diligence—eventually will be successful in abolishing the practice of abortion

According to the most recent abortion records at The Alan Guttmacher Institute (the research branch of Planned Parenthood), 1.206 million abortions were reported in 2005. This was a decrease from 1.222 million in 2004. Unfortunately, the government does not require that abortions be reported; therefore, truly accurate numbers on abortion are not available. While the national abortion numbers are dropping slightly, so many lives, including women and their unborn children, still need protection.

The abortion numbers in Texas have decreased by about 2% from 79,041 in 2006 to 77,811 in 2007. The reduction in abortions shows how hard our Pro-Life citizens have been working to educate pregnant girls, women, and their families. We pray that the 81st Legislative session will be successful in helping to pass legislation that will continue to spread the Culture of Life across Texas.

Currently, Texas is the 4th most Pro-Life state in the country, according to the 2008 Americans United for Life National Pro-Life State Analysis. These rankings are based on our Pro-Life legislature, public assistance to pregnant women, as well as the Pro-Life legisla tion that has been enacted.

Induced Abortions as a Percentage of Reported Pregnancies
Texas Residents
1990-2007

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Encouraging, but we can do better.