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Thursday, October 14, 2004  

Abortions up during GW Bush's term?

The number of abortions performed in the United States rose while Ronald Reagan was president and fell under Clinton; the abortion rate was stable under Reagan, but declined under Clinton. And abortions are up during GW Bush's term.

Is this a chicken or egg issue? Or is is perhaps that most anti-abortion activists are concerned about life until delivery but not beyond, for vulnerable members of our society? Why are they not strongly in support of comprehensive health insurance benefits, a living wage, etc for these families? More at Body and Soul. And Glenn Stassen, a Christian ethicist and statistician, on how economic policy and abortion are linked.


posted by Anjali Taneja | 10/14/2004 08:07:00 PM | |


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