The number of abortions has plunged to 1.2 million a year, down 25 percent since hitting a peak in 1990, according to a report being released today — days before the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.

The abortion rate has fallen to its lowest level since 1974, the first full year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure nationwide.

Is it really good news or is it just less bad news?

But kudos to all the people on the front line on this issue. All those folks standing outside clinics praying their rosaries, all the priests who remember the unborn every Sunday in the intentions, and the legislators risking their political careers by speaking out on this all important issue. And thanks most to the mothers who, in this present darkness, chose to see a baby and not an inconvenience.