Report Shows Abortions Down

A new study released by abortion rights researchers show abortions are at an all time low in more than 30 years.

A study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute shows there were 1.2 million abortions in 2005, which is down 25 percent from the record high in 1990.

But according to Diane Hardee with Pitt County's Right To Life organization, those numbers can be misleading because more women are using the RU 486 pill, which is a drug-induced abortion.

Roe versus Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, marks its 35th anniversary next week.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Jan 18, 2008 at 09:11 PM
    I don't know if this is a great thing or not! It could mean more babies are being born to ill fitted parents or it could be positive. I suppose more statistics would be needed. RU 486 is only effective up to 9 weeks of pregnancy and I know many women aren't aware until they are 2 months pregnant. I doubt this has a huge impact.

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