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N.J.'s abortion rate is nation's second highest
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Last updated: Friday January 18, 2008, EST 9:46 AM
BY RUTH PADAWER
STAFF WRITER
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New Jersey has the second- highest rate of abortion in the nation, surpassed only by New York, according to a study to be released today.

About 34 abortions were performed in New Jersey in 2005 for every 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, compared with a national rate of 19, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reported. That translates to 61,150 abortions in New Jersey and 1.21 million across the nation.

The survey of abortion providers, which has been conducted every few years for decades, is widely viewed as the most complete study of the incidence of abortion in the country. New Jersey ranked second in Guttmacher's last survey, in 2000, as well.

What accounts for the state's high figures?

"It's probably a number of factors," said Rachel Jones, lead author of the study. "A lot of women from Pennsylvania and Delaware go to New Jersey and New York to have their abortions because their home states have more barriers. New Jersey is also densely populated, and there are more services available there. And the other thing is that Medicaid pays for those abortions in New Jersey." It's one of 17 states to allow Medicaid funds to cover abortion.

The data, collected in 2005, involved information from 1,787 abortion facilities in the country.

Nationwide, the number of abortions declined from an all-time high of 1.61 million in 1990 to 1.21 million in 2005, the lowest since 1976.

Researchers attribute the national decline to improved access to and use of contraceptives, and some decreased access to abortion services.

In New Jersey, however, the number of sites providing abortion -- as well as the number of abortions performed -- has remained fairly steady over the past several years, hovering at about 85 facilities.

"The whole thing is a tragedy," said John Tomicki, head of the anti-abortion League of American Families. "Each person's death diminishes us. These numbers show the crying need for the Legislature to enact a parental-notification constitutional amendment, because in states that have parental notification, not only do abortion rates drop, but so do pregnancy rates."

Frank Capece, an attorney for the state's largest abortion provider, Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, said Wednesday that he hadn't seen the study and declined to comment on it.

While New Jersey's abortion rate is comparatively high, its birth rate is relatively low. There were 63.8 births for every 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 in 2005. Overall, 113,700 babies were born in the Garden State that year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The study by Guttmacher, an organization that supports abortion rights, is the first broad look at the use of chemically induced abortion, most often involving the drug mifepristone. Known as RU-486, the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in September 2000 for the first 63 days of pregnancy.

The study found that more than half of abortion providers in the country now offer an abortion-inducing pill or shot. It also found that some doctors who didn't previously perform abortions now offer RU-486.

No state-specific data is available on the use of RU-486, but across the country, it appears that 22 percent of abortions conducted before nine weeks' gestation are chemically induced, not surgical.

The shift does not mean that abortion is necessarily more accessible to women in underserved areas, because most doctors who offer only chemically induced abortion are typically near facilities that offer surgical abortions.

Staff Writer William Lamb contributed to this article. E-mail: padawer@northjersey.com

New Jersey has the second- highest rate of abortion in the nation, surpassed only by New York, according to a study to be released today.

About 34 abortions were performed in New Jersey in 2005 for every 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, compared with a national rate of 19, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reported. That translates to 61,150 abortions in New Jersey and 1.21 million across the nation.

The survey of abortion providers, which has been conducted every few years for decades, is widely viewed as the most complete study of the incidence of abortion in the country. New Jersey ranked second in Guttmacher's last survey, in 2000, as well.

What accounts for the state's high figures?

"It's probably a number of factors," said Rachel Jones, lead author of the study. "A lot of women from Pennsylvania and Delaware go to New Jersey and New York to have their abortions because their home states have more barriers. New Jersey is also densely populated, and there are more services available there. And the other thing is that Medicaid pays for those abortions in New Jersey." It's one of 17 states to allow Medicaid funds to cover abortion.

The data, collected in 2005, involved information from 1,787 abortion facilities in the country.

Nationwide, the number of abortions declined from an all-time high of 1.61 million in 1990 to 1.21 million in 2005, the lowest since 1976.

Researchers attribute the national decline to improved access to and use of contraceptives, and some decreased access to abortion services.

In New Jersey, however, the number of sites providing abortion -- as well as the number of abortions performed -- has remained fairly steady over the past several years, hovering at about 85 facilities.

"The whole thing is a tragedy," said John Tomicki, head of the anti-abortion League of American Families. "Each person's death diminishes us. These numbers show the crying need for the Legislature to enact a parental-notification constitutional amendment, because in states that have parental notification, not only do abortion rates drop, but so do pregnancy rates."

Frank Capece, an attorney for the state's largest abortion provider, Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, said Wednesday that he hadn't seen the study and declined to comment on it.

While New Jersey's abortion rate is comparatively high, its birth rate is relatively low. There were 63.8 births for every 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 in 2005. Overall, 113,700 babies were born in the Garden State that year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The study by Guttmacher, an organization that supports abortion rights, is the first broad look at the use of chemically induced abortion, most often involving the drug mifepristone. Known as RU-486, the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in September 2000 for the first 63 days of pregnancy.

The study found that more than half of abortion providers in the country now offer an abortion-inducing pill or shot. It also found that some doctors who didn't previously perform abortions now offer RU-486.

No state-specific data is available on the use of RU-486, but across the country, it appears that 22 percent of abortions conducted before nine weeks' gestation are chemically induced, not surgical.

The shift does not mean that abortion is necessarily more accessible to women in underserved areas, because most doctors who offer only chemically induced abortion are typically near facilities that offer surgical abortions.

Staff Writer William Lamb contributed to this article. E-mail: padawer@northjersey.com

Monday, April 14, 2008




June 5, 2008:

Praise report for Martha (my sister). Her surgery went well and the test done on her lymph nodes were not cancerous.

My brother(Pete) is also doing very well and his mother in lawPauline Broadwater's surgery went well;each of them have been shown great mercy by the Lord.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and the authority the Lord has given us to pray!


May 28, 2008


Praise! The Lord has truly touched my brother Pete. He had surgery Friday to cover his stomach and was placed in a room on Sunday. Thank you for your prayers.We are trusting the Lord to continue to bless him and the medical team caring for him. I pray his heart has been deeply touched by the goodness of the Lord.

Prayer request:
My sister Martha will have a surgical procedure tomorrow schedule for 6:00am. That the Lord will also bless her and all will be well.Glory to God


May 14, 2008 message from Dorothy Booker, 'Pete's sister:



We are very blessed and thankful for the grace the Lord has shown to my brother and family. His recovery may take a little time;however the Lord is blessing him a little each day. Please pray for the strength and courage he'll need as he becomes more alert. They are trying to allow him to be a little more alert. Pray also that he'll be become a wonderful ambassador of Christ to many people.

God bless, and thank you for your prayers / Dorothy

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May 9, 2008 message from Dorothy Booker:

"Thank you for praying for my brother(Pete), there is some improvement and we are praising the Lord for saving my brother's life, spiritually and physically.God Bless, Dorothy

April 28, 2008 message from Dorothy Booker:

“Thank you for your prayers. I am still in South Carolina. I will not return before the 3rd of May. My brother is still a very sick man. We are trusting the Lord that he will continue to improve each day, with the wisdom God gives to the doctors.

According to several of the doctors, my brother is still on the critical list. He’s progressing better than they thought he would. We are trusting that the Lord:

  • That He is guiding their decisions and the process
  • That the swelling go down in the stomach area
  • For prevention of more infections
  • That all his other organs will not be damaged
  • Frankie, Christopher, Angie, and many other families with the same type of trauma and injuries.

Praise report: My sister in law trusted in Christ Jesus as her Savior!

God Bless, Dorothy

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April 14, 2008:


One of Dorothy Booker’s brothers in a bad car accident last night. His name is Motry, but the family calls him ‘Pete’.


Pete lives in South Carolina but is in a hospital near Atlanta, Georgia. He's inured his spleen.


His heart rate out of sink, blood pressure is low, and he's in a great deal of pain.


Please pray for a full recovery.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Great interview with Dr. Aveda King,
niece of Dr. Martin Luther King

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Talk/Default.aspx?loc=rtmp://mediaserver.afa.net/videos&id=king
MLK's niece:
'Abortion a racist, genocidal act'

Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 2/29/2008 10:00:00 AM

baby and dad The niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., has used an appearance at a Black History Month event in Washington, DC, to reject the claim that her famous uncle supported abortion rights for women.

Dr. Alveda King says although her uncle -- the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. -- accepted an award from Planned Parenthood in 1966, the abortion group had a "hidden agenda" at the time. "I don't want anybody to be confused by thinking that Dr. King could condone the violent death of the little babies, and the violent consequences that women suffer," King clarifies. "I'm post-abortive myself. I've suffered ... and it was a secret in my family for too long. And so now we’re here today to speak out on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Abortion is a racist, genocidal act."

King was one of several black pro-life leaders who met in Washington yesterday to celebrate their ethnicity and decry abortion and its disproportionate effect on blacks. And during a news conference at the Family Research Council, Dr. Johnny Hunter, president of the Life Education and Resource Network, predicted that at some point in America abortion would be abolished, just like slavery and Jim Crow laws.

"The way of the wicked does not last forever, and that's why we get to celebrate Black History Month," says Hunter. "Because all throughout black history [there have] been blacks who have taken a stand no matter where the people were when they got here. By the time they left this earth, we were a little bit better off."

Hunter declared that in merely three days time in America, the abortion industry "kills more blacks than the KKK ever lynched."




MLK's niece calls U.S. back
to the cross of Christ
Allie Martin - OneNewsNow - 4/8/2008 9:30:00 AM

Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says her late uncle would have never supported legalized abortion and would have encouraged the nation to turn back to the Lord.

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Alveda King says her uncle would have been proud of the great leaps made by the civil rights movement. However, she says her uncle would not approve of the overall state of the nation and its moral decline.

Easter cross small"He would not be calling on God to do anything really bad to America; although, he would warn us [that] God's judgment is here. [He would remind us that] if you don't do what God says, you will experience His judgment. But there's a wonderful [verse], many times in the Scripture it says, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. So he would always be pointing back to the victory at Calvary," Dr. King contends.

She is encouraging Christians to vote their values in the upcoming presidential election. But for, she notes, there is one issue that trumps all others.

"I have to vote for life -- so whatever candidate is in there, if he or she is not for life and not for strong marriage and family, I can't vote for them. But I told everybody to look at all three candidates. Don't give anybody a free pass. Make sure that your candidate is lining up with your values and things that you believe in." she notes.

Dr. King has just co-authored a new book titled Freedom. She is also author of How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children? Abortion is Not a Civil Right. She is also the founder the faith-based organization King for America.