CDC Report Shows US Abortion Rates Fell by 2 Percent in 2016, But More Than 623,000 Babies Still Murdered
By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network:
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its annual “abortion surveillance” report, showing that abortion rates are continuing to fall in the United States, but still more than 623,000 babies were murdered in 2016.
“A total of 623,471 abortions for 2016 were reported to CDC from 48 reporting areas,” the organization wrote, outlining the latest year on record. “Among the 48 areas that reported data every year during 2007–2016, decreases in the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions resulted in historic lows for the period of analysis for all three measures of abortion.”
The figure is down two percent from 2015, when 638,169 abortions were reported, and equates to 186 abortions for every 1,000 births.
The actual number of abortions could be much higher, however, as California did not submit data for the annual study, and “[a]bortions in California represent 15.4% of all abortions in the United States,” according to the Guttmacher Institute. It reports that 132,680 abortions were performed in California alone in 2017.