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Abortion rates are dropping – and it could be thanks to millennials


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6/11/2015

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ABSTRACTAbortion rates are dropping – and it could be thanks to millennials :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)   Latest News Most Read Archive Mandate Resources Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds Columns Documents Mama Needs Coffee CNA Blog Italian Spanish Portuguese Editors Service About us Donate Italian Spanish Portuguese News Headlines Vatican Americas Asia - Pacific US Europe Middle East - Africa Most Read Most Commented Archive Mandate Resources Abortion Advent Apologetics Benedict XVI Bible Cardinals Catechism Catholic Links Catholic Womanhood Church Fathers Holy Week Life & Family Liturgical Calendar Liturgy Mary Politics Pope Francis Prayers Sacraments Saints Virtue Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds CNA TV CNA Audio Columns Bishops' Corner Book Reviews Cinemazlowski Fr. Robert Barron Guest Columnist In Good Company Led Into the Truth Live Greater Making a Difference Movie Reviews Russell Shaw The Dispute of the Humanum The New (& the Old) Evangelization The Way of Beauty Viewpoint Documents Pope Benedict XVI Pope John Paul II Pope Paul VI Pope John XXIII Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XI Pope Pius X Pope Leo XIII Vatican II Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Pontifical Council for the Family United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Cardinal James Francis Stafford Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Bishop Samuel J. Aquila Mama Needs Coffee CNA Blog Home » News » US Abortion rates are dropping – and it could be thanks to millennials March for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22, 2015. Credit: Addie Mena/CNA. Follow By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2015 / 03:56 am ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- Abortion rates have declined by 12 percent nationwide since 2010, and pro-life groups say changing attitudes among the younger generation could be the cause. “We’re seeing the attitudes shift,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of the group Students for Life of America, which conducts pro-life outreach on college campuses. “People are talking about abortion differently.” Abortions rates have declined in almost every state since 2010, with only two states seeing significant increases since then, according to a survey by the Associated Press. The biggest declines took in Hawaii – a 30 percent decrease – and New Mexico, Rhode Island, Nevada, and Connecticut, all with over a 20 percent drop. The declines occurred in both states that recently passed pro-life laws restricting abortion and in states that did not, the AP noted. This is evidence of a “comprehensive trend,” said Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Although many factors – including increased practice of abstinence, a change in the use of contraceptives, and more state pro-life laws – are probably behind the shift in numbers, the “bottom explanation is a shift in public opinion,” Donovan told CNA. “More children are being born and probably raised in families with a pro-life disposition,” he said. Other pro-life groups shared this assessment. Students for Life of America told CNA that college students increasingly think an unborn baby should r.......