We know that the percentage of Americans who identify themselves as supporting legalized abortion has dropped to a record low. According to a Gallup poll earlier this year, only 41% say they are pro-choice which is down from 47% last year. And now, data from the CDC shows that the United States abortion rate has fallen to an all-time low. It’s dropped 5 percent between 2008 and 2009, the most recent years for which data is available, and the largest decline in the past decade.
Perhaps people are having less sex what with the depressing Obama economy and all. Maybe the women most likely to have abortions are finding their emotional fulfillment in Dear Leader, who is the most pro-abortion POTUS we’ve ever had.
Ok. Gross. Maybe not.
So then, one thought is that the bad Obama economy has caused people to be more careful about using contraception. Possibly. Another is that more women are using birth control devices that eliminate the user-error factor. That’s possible too.
And yet another reason for the decline in abortions – the one so easily overlooked – is that more women recognize abortion is wrong and refuse to seek it. They reject Planned Parenthood and their death merchant gimmicks. In fact, medical tools like this 4D Scan, seen in the video below, are giving women a view of pre-born children who hiccup, swallow, stretch, and yawn in the womb, helping them come to the “choose and defend life” conclusion.
At least, I really hope so.
Great Weekend Blog Reading Links!
Teach at Pirate’s Cove blasts the irrelevant NYT for their post on Obama pushing Gun Control. Go read it.
The Other McCain is blogging about the bewildering race-baiting of the Left to those of us who debate from a rational pov.
Sister Toldjah has a thank you, and hopefully not goodbye, post up on that fabulous conservative patriot, Rep. Allen West.
Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has up a post on “Roger Cohen at NYT who hasn’t figured out the “New Egypt” is Islamist”.
Warner Todd Huston’s post at Stop the ACLU is “In Final Week Romney Coverage Increasingly Negative, MSNBC Had Zero Favorable Romney Stories.” Shocking. Not.
Jammie Wearing Fool has up a great blog post on the obvious concern Obama has over the Morsi Power Grab. *eyeroll*
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit has “Reason’s Peter Suderman Destroys Wal-Mart Critics in 17 Tweets.” It’s great.
Dan is blogging at Reihl World View on Broadening the GOP Base. We need to.
A nice post by Jonn at This Ain’t Hell remembering Major Anthony Nelson of “I Dream of Jeannie” fame. He was aka as Larry Hagman. RIP.
Michelle Obama’s Mirror is blogging on Headband Heroines. Go Read. Now.
Instapundit also has a lot of good reading today especially on Morsi.
Allah asks at Hot Air if we’re ready for Bush 2016. NO.
Michelle Malkin has up “Walmart vs The Mob.” She reminds the Walmart Directors that mob appeasement never works.
An “Orange Chicken Recipe” is up at HillBuzz. It’s a dinner under $10 idea.
and finally, Ace at AofSHQ is asking if Egyptian Army officers are supporting the anti-Morsi protests?
Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget that today is “Small Business Saturday” – a day to support local businesses and cottage industries that help fuel our economy. I have plans. I hope you do too.