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Abortion Rate Fell Again Last Year

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July 16, 2014 — TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS – The abortion rate fell statewide in Indiana for a fifth consecutive year.

Last year, 8,027 abortions were performed, an 8.9 percent drop since 2012 and the lowest number of pregnancies terminated in Indiana since 1975.

The numbers are down more than 50 percent drop since the state’s all-time high in 1980, when 16,505 abortions were performed.

“We are encouraged that the number of abortions in Indiana continues to drop, but we mourn the loss of 8,027 unborn boys and girls,” said Mike Fichter, president and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “We will continue to work with our partners in the pro-life community to provide positive alternatives for women facing unplanned or complicated pregnancies.”

Almost half of the pregnancies terminated in the state were for women younger than 25.

 

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