Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort
The continued drop in the number, rate and ratio of abortions in the United States is a cause for celebration but also for further efforts to protect children and assist women in need, Southern Baptist pro-life advocates say.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Nov. 23 the total, rate and ratio of abortions in 2015 -- the latest year for which statistics are available -- all declined by two percent from 2014. The ratio and rate reached their lowest points since the Roe v. Wade ruling legalized abortion in 1973, while that year was the only one since the Supreme Court decision with fewer abortions than in 2015, according to numbers attributed to the CDC.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), described the lower abortion rate as "good news. No doubt, the heroic advocacy of the pro-life community contributes to this lower rate."
Another recent contributor to the decline of abortions is EndAbortionNow.com. While much of the pro-life movement puts the gospel in a subordinate position, they promote the gospel as the primary instrument against abortion, going to the abortion mills and preaching the gospel without threats or intimidation while offering medical, adoptive and financial resources as an alternative to mothers in crisis. Many babies have been saved in the U.S. and it's spreading into Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand as well!