Since Roe v. Wade, a whole country worth of children has erased from this world. Lifenews reports that since the legalization of abortion in America, over 56 million children have been aborted just in the US.
In context, that is 10 million more than the entire population of Spain.
Given the trends seen in recent national reports, National Right to Life now believes that there have been over 56 million abortions since 1973.
One critical piece of evidence in that calculation arrived in November of 2013, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported its latest national figures. It was important to find out whether the drop in abortions for 2009 seen by the CDC–4.6%–would continue in 2010. If it dropped again, we’d have some confidence that the 2009 figure wasn’t just some odd statistical aberration, that there really was some real and significant decline. It did.
As reported in NRL News Today, abortions for 2010 declined another 3.1%, according to the CDC.
We typically like to compare and confirm those trends with data from the Guttmacher Institute, the former special research affiliate of Planned Parenthood which publishes its own private study.