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Governor Rauner Signs Pro-Abortion HB40

UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th.   It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...

June 11, 2015

State-by-state survey concludes 12% decline in abortions since 2010

A survey by the Associated Press of the health departments of the 45 states that compile abortion data on a comprehensive basis concludes that there has been a 12% decrease in the number of abortions since 2010. [1]

According to the AP’s David Crary

With one exception, the data was from either 2013 or 2014 — providing a unique nationwide gauge of abortion trends during a wave of anti-abortion laws that gathered strength starting in 2011.

All states, with the exceptions of Louisiana and Michigan, experienced a reduction. In both cases, both sides to the abortion debate attribute the increase to an influx of women from Texas and Ohio, respectively. The numbers include both surgical abortions and chemically-induced (“RU-486”) abortions.

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