Monday, November 22, 2010

Abortion Drops in Washington

Another recent abortion clinic closing, this time in Yakima, Washington, is a reflection of a national decline in the demand for abortion among women ages 15-44. Public opinion suggests abortion is increasingly unpopular among Americans. A Gallup poll released in May 2009 found that 51 percent of Americans called themselves "pro-life" on issues of abortion, compared to 42 percent of those who considered themselves "pro-choice." Cathy Ruse, senior fellow of legal studies at the Family Research Council believes this trend is a response to post abortive women speaking up, the partial-birth abortion debate and increased access to ultrasound images. "An ultrasound image brings you face to face with humanity," said Ruse. []

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