The federal government is months late with its only official report on the number of abortions in America.
Each November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes its official report on the numbers of abortions in America. But when Erick Erickson, editor for RedState.com, contacted the CDC looking for the report, he said he was told there were no plans to release it at all.
Only after the RedState.com posted an article about the missing figures, the CDC announced the abortion data would be released later this month.
"Again, the CDC first told us that it had no plans of releasing the report. Then the CDC told us it was awaiting data," Erickson said.
"We now know the report was actually done and submitted on November 12, 2010, completely contrary to everything the CDC has said both to RedState and publicly in response to our story," he added.
"What this means is that someone at the CDC received the report to review and edit, and caused it not to be released on its usual schedule, with no publicly stated reason why and no apparent interest in releasing it until we publicized the issue," Erickson said. "The question that now needs to be answered - perhaps ultimately to Congress - is who made that decision, who told them to make that decision, and why."
The agency has promised an abortion report would be published in a few weeks.
Is the government trying to hide abortion numbers? Kristan Hawkins, executive director for Students for Life, spoke more on this issue on the Feb. 7 edition of Newswatch, CBN News weeknight newscast. Click to watch the interview.