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Common Ground Victory: Abortion Rate Plummets under President Obama

December 4th, 2012

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New data released just before Thanksgiving by the Center for Disease Control shows that the rate of U.S. abortions in 2009, (the most recent year for which data is available) was at its lowest since Roe v. Wade first legalized the procedure in 1973. Between 2008 and 2009, the abortion rate dropped 5%—marking the largest percentage decrease in a decade. So while recent media attention around abortion has focused on gaffes and extreme comments by candidates, it seems that President Obama has quietly been making progress on a common ground goal Americans on both sides of the issue share: reducing the need for abortion. Read the rest of this entry »