Indiana Abortion Rate Drops for Eighth Consecutive YearBy NRL Staff
NRL News Today - July 6, 2017
Substantial Abortion Rate Drop also among St. Joseph County Residents
Newly released data from the Indiana State Department of Health’s (ISDH) annual abortion report shows that in 2016, there were 7,277 abortions, compared to 7,957 abortions in 2015–an 8.5% drop.
Indiana’s abortion rate has declined for eight consecutive years. Abortions have dropped more than 33 percent since 2008. There were 3,642 fewer abortions in 2016 than in 2008. Indiana’s all-time high number of abortions was 16,505 in 1980.
“The pro-life policies set forth by then-Gov. Mike Pence and pro-life leaders in the General Assembly made a life over death difference for Hoosier women and children in 2016,” Indiana Right to Life’s President and CEO Mike Fichter said. “Indiana’s informed consent laws, including a 2016 private counseling provision in the Dignity for the Unborn law, are giving women accurate information about human development and abortion risks, and resources available for parenting and adoption. Real Alternatives, Indiana’s pregnancy and parenting support services program established by then-Gov. Pence, is empowering women to choose life.”
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