Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Abortion numbers fall worldwide

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A new survey this week stated that global abortions (proactively induced) dropped from 46 million in 1995 to less than 42 million eight years later in 2003.

Why the decline in an age where the world gained millions of new citizens? Hard to tell, but oddly, the largest drops came from countries where the procedure is legal.

It's estimated that 20 percent of all worldwide pregnancies ends in abortion, and that abortion rates were not significantly altered by the legality of the procedure in the country where it occurred. Of the total, only about 6.6 million abortions were performed in developed nations like the U.S. 92 percent were done using safe methods in developed countries.

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