Sunday, January 24, 2016

Carly Fiorina incorrect that U.S. has a 'record number of abortions year after year'

Carly Fiorina may be a former CEO, but her campaign hasn’t been all about business and economics. Fiorina has made abortion one of her top issues, most notably referencing a controversial anti-abortion video during a Republican debate. (We rated her claim on the video Mostly False.)
On Jan. 20, 2016, at an Iowa Right to Life event in Des Moines, she cited a statistic sure to trouble her audience, among others.
"I think we're being told to settle for a nation where record numbers of men are out of work, record numbers of women are living in poverty," Fiorina said. "We have record number of abortions year after year after year."
Here, we’ll look at her claim that the United States has a "record number of abortions year after year after year."
There are two data sets for tracking abortions over the long term. One is compiled by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the other is compiled by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit that promotes reproductive health and abortion rights. The data from the CDC is current through 2012, while the Guttmacher data -- which includes information for a few states not captured in the CDC data -- is current through 2011.
Both groups’ data show the same general pattern -- a small but steady decline in abortion since the early 1980s.
In plain figures, there were 1.6 million recorded abortions in 1990 compared to a little over 1 million in 2011.
these people lie and don't care if you find out the truth or are they talking out the side of their necks and not allowing fact checkers to influence their lying??????????  to lazy to make a couple of keystrokes and would rather be branded a liar that shows poor judgement and a lack of character not leaders.