The Campaign Spot

Obama’s Oft-Repeated Abortion Rate Claim Doesn’t Check Out

On Saturday night, Obama said, “although we have a president who is opposed to abortion over the last eight years — abortions have not gone down.”

Often repeated, but incorrect. “The Guttmacher figures also show that the decline in abortion has occurred during the Bush administration years as well, with abortions falling 8 percent between 2000 and 2005. The abortion rate fell 9 percent during those same years.”


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