Abortion Body Count Climbs

Given the recent election of the most fanatically pro-abortion president in history, a rise in the rate of Americans killed by their own mothers should come as no surprise:

The Guttmacher Institute, which periodically surveys U.S. abortion providers, reported Tuesday that there were 1.21 million abortions in 2008 and a rate of 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44.

Both figures were up slightly from the previous 2005 survey, ending a steady decline since 1990, when U.S. abortions peaked at 1.6 million and the abortion rate was 27.4.

Although some liberals seem to regard abortion as a holy sacrament, it is no help to them demographically.

The new Guttmacher report documented sharp variations by state — with abortion rates over 30 percent in Delaware, New York and New Jersey [blue states] and at or below 6 percent in Wyoming, Mississippi, Kentucky, South Dakota and Idaho [red states]. …

The new report did not provide demographic details on the ages, ethnicity and socio-economic status of women obtaining abortions, but Sharon Camp said it was clear that African-American and Hispanic women continued to account for a disproportionate share of abortions because they had relatively high rates of unintended pregnancies.

Even if business is booming, don’t look for Big Abortion to stop glutting itself on the mountains of taxpayer money shoveled at it by the government.

Not for the squeamish: an abortion filmed with ultrasound.

On a tip from Ianto. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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