Thursday, July 14, 2005

Minnestoa abortions at 30-year low

"Abortions reach 30-year low", in the Duluth News Tribune,
Abortion opponents and supporters of legalized abortion disagreed Tuesday whether the decline could be attributed to the waiting period. The law, which supporters call Women's Right to Know, requires that women receive specific information from their doctor before an abortion.

The number of abortions in 2004 dipped to 13,788, the lowest level since 1975, the first year the state Health Department started tallying the numbers. ....

For the first time, this year's abortion report also included the number of women -- 15,859 -- who contacted doctors and got the required information about abortion.

That helps calculate a hotly debated number -- more than 2,000 women who sought abortions and apparently didn't go through with them.

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