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July 10, 2018

Illinois taxpayer-funded abortions increase at least 274 percent in first six months of 2018

Illinois taxpayer-funded abortions increase at least 274 percent in first six months of 2018

Illinois taxpayers paid for nearly four times more abortions in the first six months of 2018 than the year before and one state lawmakers expects the total number to eventually be much larger.

Records of the number of abortion reimbursement requests Illinois News Network obtained through an open records request from the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services showed 84 abortions from January to June last year. The same time period this year, there were 314 abortions. That’s a 274 percent increase of taxpayer-funded abortions.

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