Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Alabama Abortions Down Nearly 50 Percent Since 1980

Abortions in Alabama have been cut nearly in half over the past two decades, public health records show, dropping from 21,000 in 1980 to 11,656 procedures last year, The Birmingham News reports.

"There's no doubt in my mind that the passage and enforcement of incremental pro-life laws like parental consent, 24-hour reflection period and mandated ultrasound before an abortion is performed have contributed to Alabama's drop in abortions," said Carrie Gordon Earll, senior analyst for bioethics at Focus on the Family Action. "Such incremental laws save lives and move the culture toward a day when abortion is no longer accepted or desired."

A third of women receiving abortions in 2005 had already terminated at least one pregnancy, according to state statistics.


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