Report: Steep Drop In Abortions In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of abortions performed in Illinois fell to a 37-year low in 2010.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, fewer than 42,000 abortions were performed in Illinois in 2010, the lowest since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure nationwide in its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.

In total, there were 41,859 abortions in Illinois in 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. That was down from 46,077 in 2009.

In Cook County, 23,840 abortions were performed in Cook County in 2010, compared with 25,196 in 2009, the Sun-Times reported.

Planned Parenthood president Carole Brite tells the newspaper she is not sure about the reason for the drop, but does say hers and other pro-choice groups have been promoting contraception over abortions.

An Anti-abortion activist attributes the drop to abortion opponents having growing influence over women’s attitudes, the Sun-Times reported.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

  • Afro

    Abortion is down in part because the tax payer funding for abortions was exposed and stopped.

    In 2011, The House of Representatives voted today on the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which bans direct federal funding of elective abortions and federal funding of insurance policies that cover elective abortions, such as policies that will be offered by Obamacare’s exchanges in a few short years. The final tally was 251 to 175. Sixteen Democrats broke from their party to vote in favor of the bill. There weren’t any Republicans who voted “no.”

    • Afro

      Planned parent hood thinks it is due to their efforts ROFLMFAO

      • Anglo-Saxon

        Don’t forget, Mr. Afro, many of the abortions that didn’t happen end up living on our tax dollar. That will cost you and I far more in the long run than an abortion would have.

  • juju

    Less abortions, more crime. watch your handbag

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