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Abortion and Birth Rates

In his article (January 27), Lyman Stone gives a thorough analysis of the lower birth rates that are occurring worldwide, and many causes are explored to explain them. But mysteriously lacking is the impact that abortion has on low birth rates. There is credit given to contraceptive technology as a factor in effectively controlling the population. However, according to the World Health Organization, worldwide every year there are 40–50 million abortions. Shouldn’t we recognize abortions since 1973 as significantly impacting low birth rates, or is abortion just part of the “contraceptive technology”?

Diane Bialecki
Prospect, Pa.


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