Saturday, May 28, 2005

Great news from Wisconsin

LifeNews reports that Wisconsin's abortion rates are the lowest they've been since 1974.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, there were 9,943 abortions in the state last year, less than half of the all-time high of 21,754 in 1980.

In addition, the abortion rate is also less than half of its peak. Last year, there were 14 abortions for every 100 births in Wisconsin while there were 29 abortions per 100 births in 1980.

The state health department also shows that there were nine abortions per 1,000 Wisconsin women in 2004 but a high of 20 per 1,000 women in 1980.

LifeNews also notes other states with similar declines in abortions:

Kansas: 10% since 1996
Kentucky: 63% from 1991 to 2002
Illinios: 10% since last year, to a 30-year low
South Carolina: 53% since 1988
Mississippi: 95% from 1991 to 2002

Wow! Does anybody know if anybody is tracking national trends in abortion rates and linking them to prolife efforts, so we can see what's the most effective?

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