Editor’s note: This article from Jenifer Bowen is the first in a weekly educational series entitled “Did You Know” launched by Right Life Action. Each week they will explore hot topics related to the pro-life movement in the state.
Did you know?
Yes, that is just shy of 50 percent drop in 10 years!
What factors play into this decrease?
I submit there is one reason that rises above all others. Women, often faced with seemingly innumerable obstacles, are choosing life for their children. They are rejecting the lie that to be successful in life they must end the life of the tiny child growing inside their womb. We applaud their courage.
We cannot know if this is an all-time low as Iowa did not track abortion statistics prior to 2004. With abortion thrust on our nation in 1973 via Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, there is no way to quantify how many babies lost their lives in Iowa.
In the coming weeks, we will take a deeper look at these numbers. For today, we will rejoice that an increasing number of women are rejecting abortion!
A Complete Listing of Recorded Abortions in Iowa to Date:
68,606 babies lost their lives to abortion during this time. How devastating.