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Good news to all of us who are pro-life. Last February 3, 2014, Guttmacher Institute, an organization that works to advance reproductive health including abortion rights, and a former research arm of Planned Parenthood, reported on their site that "U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Lowest Level Since 1973".
The all-time highest abortion rate in the U.S. was in 1981 with 29.3 abortions per 1,000 women, but in 2011, the abortion rate was 16.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-44, which was a drop of 13%. Guttmacher also reported that the number of abortion providers decreased by 4% and the number of abortion clinics dropped by 1%.
There was no concrete reason for the decrease of the abortion rate, but it was believed that the 106 pro-life laws enacted in 2008 to 2011 with the majority of the laws went into effect in late 2011 had something to do with the decline of the abortion rate.
I believe that this is the result of consistent prayers by those who value life. Let's just keep on praying and praying. God is working behind the scenes and He's not finished yet.