Thursday, June 02, 2005

Just so you know
Many have been saying that abortion rates have gone up under Bush's first term--an idea that would make perfect sense given the economic policies and performance of the last 4 years. I too have repeated that statistic, which came from a researcher Glen Stassen, writing in Sojourners magazine. But his test was limited and a more comprehensive study by the research arm of Planned Parenthood has found the opposite to be the case, that the abortion rate continued to fall in 2001 and 2002, albeit only slightly. Stassen has concurred that the work of the Guttmacher Institute appears to be more reliable than his own.

That doesn't change the fact that the decline has slowed dramatically in comparison to Clinton's time in office.

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