Factcheck.org: Abortions have not increased under President Bush

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Remember that claim a few months ago that there abortions have increased during the Bush presidency because of his wicked social policy?


A more thorough study by the Guttmacher Institute (the scientific propaganda arm of Planned Parenthood) disproves this notion, showing that abortions have actually decreased. I'd say not to to reust it because of the source, but if Guttmacher wanted to make things up here, they'd say the opposite, so this is probably accurate.

This probably isn't completely accurate either, because many chemcical abortions are not counted, and those have increased tremendously due to increased ease in obtaining them, making accurate figures more difficult to come by.

There really isn't any good news to report here, but the earlier claim can be dismissed as the product of shoddy data analysis.

Hat-tip: Open Book.

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