Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Richer, Educated Women Have Fewer Abortions

The abortion rate overall has dropped 8% over from 2000 to 2008, according to a Guttmacher Institute study. However, the abortion rate for poor women rose 18%. This means that richer, better educated women are having fewer abortions.

Poor women now make up 42% of those who have abortions. If the present trend continues, within a decade I expect that poor women will have most of the one million plus annual abortions in this country.

Educated women are already marrying more and divorcing less than they did a decade ago. If they are also having fewer abortions, this bodes well for developing truly planned and sustained family life in the college class.


Storm said...

How many abortions were there in total during this time period? We treat life with such little respect don't we? I grieve for these aborted little ones and their mothers.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the government should help pay for these poor women's abortions?