Chemical Abortion on the Rise

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by Nadia Bullock  •  •  December 1, 2022   

Up 154% in past decade

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The Centers for Disease Control recently released accumulated abortion data showing chemical abortion has been on the rise in America for about a decade. 

Church Militant's Nadia Bullock highlights some of the discoveries from the report.

Last week, the CDC published voluntary reporting from health agencies of 47 states, D.C. and New York City. 

Forty-eight of those areas provided data continuously from 2011 to 2020. In that time, there was an overall decrease for the total number, rate and ratio of abortions per 1,000 live births.

But in 37 areas, there was a 154% increase in chemical pill abortions. From 2019 to 2020 alone, they jumped 22%.

Of 46 areas, 2020 saw the highest percentage of chemical abortions before 9 weeks — at 51%.

In 48 areas, there were nearly 616,000 abortions, with 11.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years old and 198 abortions per 1,000 live births.

Women in their 20s accounted for about 57% of all abortions.

The CDC cited the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion researcher and promoter, which estimated 21% of all pregnancies in 2020 ended in abortion — but noted the pandemic may have altered the data.

Roe v. Wade may be overturned, but there is still a lot of work to do in the pro-life movement.

There are some limitations in the report. There is no data from California, Maryland and New Hampshire. And many areas have their own data collection forms and may not have provided all the information the CDC requested.

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