Cuba’s Abortion Culture: An Unintended Consequence of the US Embargo Against Cuba

IN CUBA: “In 1996, there were 59.4 terminated pregnancies for every 100 births in Cuba and an average abortion rate of 2.3 abortions per woman. Nearly two decades later, abortion remains prevalent. According to official reports, 60.2 percent of all pregnancies are terminated.” I wonder how Americans weren’t made aware of the abortion agenda/culture in Cuba???

The Penn Spectrum

Pope John Paul II addressed 100,000 Cubans present during the first mass of his 1998 Cuban tour in Santa Clara, just east of Havana. He spoke against Cuba’s high abortion rate and its “anti-birth mentality,” which he attributed to a false sense of freedom and limited access to resources. His speech highlighted a serious abortion trend pervading Cuban society.

In 1996, there were 59.4 terminated pregnancies for every 100 births in Cuba and an average abortion rate of 2.3 abortions per woman. Nearly two decades later, abortion remains prevalent. According to official reports, 60.2 percent of all pregnancies are terminated. Furthermore, researchers at the University of Western Ontario found that most Havana residents know at least one woman within their immediate social network who has terminated a pregnancy, and nearly all have been aware of abortion since childhood.

Although the Cuban government does not officially encourage abortion, its normalcy is…

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