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Data Verifying Late-Term D&E At OVER c.1.5% Of All Abortions.

August 12, 2009

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Guttmacher Research Institute reports total induced abortions in the U.S., in the year 2005, at 1,206,200 fetuses.  The Institute has periodically stated that Late-Term Abortions comprise a relatively small fraction of the total, at around 1.3%, or roughly 15,700 per year.  The Guttmacher Institute’s numbers are based on direct contact with abortion providers (clinics, hospitals, […]

Pew Research Center Finds Nearly 50% Of Catholics Are Pro-Abortion

August 9, 2009

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As reported in the Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2009, by religion reporter Stephanie Simon, “nearly half of ALL Catholics in the U.S. think abortion should be legal in most or all cases”.  The WSJ article was titled, “Health-Care Overhaul Creates Dilemma For Some Catholics”.  The reporter noted that Mr. Obama got 54% of the […]

Understanding D&X and D&E in a Political Context

August 3, 2009

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The Federal Ban on D&X (Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003) has had NO IMPACT on the reduction of late-term (21-weeks-and-longer LMP gestation) abortion of potentially -viable babies/fetuses in America.  The reason being that identical late-term abortions (but in greater numbers) are still being performed IN VIRTUALLY EVERY STATE in the nation by the […]

Difficulty in Presenting Data in Tables’ Format

August 2, 2009

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All CDC data can be found on the website  identified in the last posting, below. In summary, although the CDC identifies some 8,845 Late-term 21-weeks-and -over abortions of potentially viable babies in the U.S. in 2005, that figure is for 32 states, and omits not only 18 states’ data but the very large number pertaining […]

Summarizing CDC data re “later” and “late-term” abortions in the U.S.

August 2, 2009

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The latest abortion data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is for 2005, as published in Oct 2008, entitled “Abortion Surveillance United States, 2005”  The source is http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5713a/htm   References for this posting are primarily based on Tables 6 and 16, also Table 18, and portions of the 14-page CDC narrative.  The data is […]