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On Guttmacher’s study that shows a decline in abortion rate

Here are a couple of articles about the recent Guttmacher study that shows that abortion rates are declining in the U.S. ¬†Guttmacher speculates that the reason for the decline is contraception use. The first NRO article, “U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Its Lowest Level Since 1973,” by UFL member Michael New, shows that Guttmacher’s explanations for the decline lack a basis in their data. The second “Regulating Abortion Reduces Abortion,” by James Heaney, shows how Guttmacher’s own date¬†supports the assertion that stricter abortion laws have reduced the incidents of abortion.


Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.