Below is an article of interest concerning the US birthrate and abortions. Bear in mind that the reduction in surgical abortions is being partially offset by the increase in drug-induced abortions. Nevertheless, the US birth rate has gone up.
The United States welcomed 4.3 million babies in 2006 — the most in 45 years. Births were more common in almost every age, racial and ethnic group, and global data show the U.S. has a higher fertility rate at 2.1 — more than every country in continental Europe, as well as Australia, Canada and Japan.
A new report by the Guttmacher Institute, the reproductive-health research organization of Planned Parenthood, also shows that the number of abortions being performed in the U.S. has dropped to 1.2 million a year — the lowest level since 1976.
Quoted from Pastor’s Weekly Briefing, January 17, 2008. © 2008, Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colorado. All rights reserved.