AP: Number of abortions in U.S. has gone down since 2010

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June 8, 2015

Pro-life advocates participate in a prayer vigil in January near the entrance to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Smithtown, N.Y., that performs abortions. An AP survey shows that the number of abortions has declined in most states. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See ABORTION-DECLINE June 8, 2015.

Pro-life advocates participate in a prayer vigil in January near the entrance to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Smithtown, N.Y., that performs abortions. An AP survey shows that the number of abortions has declined in most states. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An Associated Press survey of abortion in the United States this decade has revealed that the number of abortions has gone down by 12 percent since 2010.

The news was welcomed by pro-life advocates.

“It’s important to realize, first of all, that the factors accounting for this are multiple, complex and often hard to measure,” said a June 7 statement from Father Frank Pavone, the national director and chairman of Priests for Life, based in Staten Island, New York.

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