This should be welcome news for those who oppose abortion and for those who want women to have more control over their reproductive abilities (and for the millions of Americans who fall into both camps). So you might think that abortion opponents would be thrilled about this latest news. You would be wrong.That's funny because I've read items about this report from National Right to Life, LifeNews, Jill Stanek, Live Action, World Magazine, and National Review.
Amy has no evidence prolifers aren't happy about the drop in abortion so she notes that representatives of two prolife organizations (Charmaine Yoest of AUL and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council) have pointed out the number of women who died from abortion went from 6 in 2007 to 12 in 2008. It is apparently beyond pale for prolifers to note how legal abortion isn't safe for all women.
I should also point out that both Yoest and Perkins mention the 5% drop in abortions (as opposed to ignoring it) in the links Sullivan provides with Yoest saying it was "a real cause for giving thanks."
Apparently, to Sullivan and TNR giving thanks for a drop in abortion equals ignoring it and not being happy about it. Anything to vilify the prolife movement, huh, Amy?