Arkansas’ Abortion Rate Cut in Half: CDC Report

Last week the federal Centers for Disease Control released a report indicating Arkansas’ abortion rate has been cut in half since the year 2000.

The numbers were published in the CDC’s Abortion Surveillance report for the year 2018 — the most recent year for which the CDC has published abortion statistics.

The report shows there were 3,069 abortions performed in Arkansas in 2018. This matches the number the Arkansas Department of Health published last year.

But the report also shows that Arkansas’ abortion rate was 5.3 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 – 44.

The abortion rate is a way to measure how prevalent abortion is in a state by comparing the total number of abortions to the state’s female population.

According to past CDC reports, Arkansas’ abortion rate was 11 in 1990.

Between 1990 and 2000, the abortion rate in Arkansas fell to 10 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44.

By 2010, the abortion rate in Arkansas had fallen to eight, and by 2018 it had been reduced to 5.3.

In other words, Arkansas’ abortion rate has been cut in half since the year 2000 — and reduced by more than half in the past 30 years.

Although the CDC hasn’t released abortion stats for 2019, Family Council estimates based on Department of Health data that last year Arkansas’ abortion rate fell to approximately 5.1.

These numbers show how Arkansas has become more and more pro-life over the years.

Arkansans overwhelmingly oppose abortion on demand.

Communities in Arkansas have taken steps to protect unborn children.

In January the Arkansas Legislature will consider a proposal to make abortion illegal except to save the life of the mother. This could give the U.S. Supreme Court an opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade and other pro-abortion rulings.

Slowly but surely Arkansans are winning the fight against abortion.