|Pro-Life Protest in Detroit, Michigan|
Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, described the overall drop in abortion numbers as evidence that the anti-abortion movement’s lobbying and legislative efforts were having an impact.
“It shows that women are rejecting the idea of abortion as the answer to an unexpected pregnancy,” she said.
Americans United for Life, another anti-abortion group engaged in the efforts to pass restrictive state laws, said Guttmacher’s numbers should be viewed skeptically because they are based on voluntary self-reporting by abortion providers.
“It is impossible really to know the true abortion rate,” said the group’s president, Charmaine Yoest.
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