For some time now, the abortion industry in the United States has been lamenting the ‘greying’ of their providers, particularly in rural areas. Increasingly negative attitudes towards abortion internationally continue to perpetuate its decline. Kristi Burton Brown recently authored an excellent compilation of these trends on Live Action News, referencing studies which confirm these declines in Canada, the UK, Italy, and the United States. Brown points to several factors leading to this decrease – including the educational work of Med Students for Life groups across the country. The attitude of the medical community towards abortion is clearly changing, and that change lies among medical students eager to advance the frontier of medicine to provide greater care for every patient than their predecessors ever dreamed possible.
Guest blog by Secular Pro-Life. At a recent Congressional hearing on the Black maternal health crisis, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated that her mother obtained prenatal care from Planned Parenthood and called herself a “Planned Parenthood baby.” AOC was quoted as saying: “If we want to talk about Planned Parenthood let’s talk about how many lives Planned Parenthood has saved. And how many babies have been born because of the prenatal care provided by Planned Parenthood.” Those remarks were roundly mocked in pro-life and conservative spaces. Fox News’ coverage of AOC’s comments noted, correctly, that Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report shows 354,871 abortions