Saturday, June 24, 2006

Fewer abortions

The abortion rate has declined in Michigan to the lowest level since records were first kept. The Free Press provides the details.

"At 25,209, the total of abortions performed in Michigan last year was the lowest since detailed record-keeping began in the 1970s.

The abortion rate -- abortions per 1,000 women -- also dropped last year, from 12.8 in 2004 to 11.9 for women ages 15-44, equaling the previous low rate in 1999.

The figures were reported by the state Department of Community Health this month, and track with a national drop.

Although there is no consensus about what is driving the decline, abortion opponents say such restrictions as parental notification and informed consent are part of the reason."

We are making progress, however slowly.

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