Abortion Empire in America Is Declining, Report Says
The number of abortions is continuing to decline in America, according to the the National Right to Life.
The prolife group has released its third annual report, The State of Abortion in the United States, which summarizes key legislative developments at the state and federal levels.
Last November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that there was a 4.2 percent drop in the number of abortions from 2011 to 2012 in the 47 jurisdictions that volunteered data.
"Even after seven years of pro-abortion policies from the Obama administration, the right-to-life movement is making tremendous gains on behalf of mothers and their unborn children," Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, said.
"As the November election approaches, the right-to-life movement stands ready to protect our pro-life majorities in Congress and elect a pro-life president," she said.
The State of Abortion in the United States details efforts to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.
The report also provides analysis of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's annual report, which covers a one-year period ending June 30, 2015.
National Right to Life's analysis finds that while the nation's largest abortion provider performed slightly fewer abortions than the previous year, their abortion business is still a major cornerstone of their billion-dollar empire.
"The statistics indicate that Americans are turning their backs on abortion but as long as there are subsidized groups like Planned Parenthood fortifying their abortion empires it may be awhile before we completely turn the corner," Randall O'Bannon, director of Education and Research at National Right to Life, said.
In a teleconference about the new report, Tobias said NRLC is pleased with the current Republican presidential candidates. She said she hopes the election will bring the issue of abortion center-stage.
"None of them are afraid to say that they are pro-life, they're willing to talk about their positions, their stand on the issue," she said. "I think this is going to show such a clear contrast to the American public, the positions taken by the various candidates."
"On the Republican side we have all the candidates saying they're pro-life. On the Democratic side all of the candidates are saying they don't think there should be any limits whatsoever on abortion," Tobias said.