Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 17, 2012

John Hart
Pages 371-376

Research Note: Ecological Study of Selected Predictors and Abortion Rates by State, 2005

This ecological study compares 2005 abortion rates by state to a number of variables thought to be related to abortion. Higher abortion rates were observed in states having: 1) larger vote for Democratic Party candidate for president, 2) higher percent Catholic population, 3) higher black population, 4) lower income, and 5) higher number of abortion providers.