The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, released its annual report on November 29, 2013, stating that “the availability of abortion providers” and “state regulations” lowered the abortion rate nationwide.
Today, only 616 surgical abortion clinics remain in the U.S. from a high of 2,176 in 1991. This represents a 72% decline in abortion facilities in the past 22 years, a real indicator that abortion is a failing business.
A surge of new laws enacted since 2010 give women information they need to make an informed choice and enough time to make their decision, according to the legislators that introduced them.
Although rigorous data are hard to find, anecdotal evidence suggests that as the laws multiplied, abortions have ratcheted downward. In any case, more babies are alive today thanks to state laws restricting abortion and the closure of abortion facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the CDC, U.S. abortionists performed 765,651 abortions in 2010 in the states that report abortion numbers – a moderate decrease from 2009, the report stated.*
*(Editor’s note: not all states have reporting requirements, so it is difficult to have precise numbers.)
In related news, eight women nationwide died from legal abortions in 2010, the last year for which statistics are available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The federal health watchdog released these as part of its annual report on abortion statistics, “Abortion Surveillance – United States 2010.”