According to the report, 827,609 abortions were performed in 2007; among the 46 states that released data in both 2007 and 2006, the number of abortions fell by about 2 percent. ...
Interestingly, the number of abortions performed on Oklahoma residents fell by 6 percent between 2006 and 2007, possibly thanks to pro-life legislation passed in 2006. Oklahoma law now includes a parental-consent requirement, allows a woman to view her unborn child on ultrasound before an abortion, informs women that unborn children older than 20 weeks' gestation may feel pain, includes stronger unborn-victims-of-violence provisions, and funds pregnancy help centers. Obviously, more rigorous research needs to be done, but preliminary data indicate that this omnibus bill was effective.
February 26, 2011
Is Oklahoma's Pro-Life Legislation Having an Impact?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its 2007 abortion data yesterday. University of Alabama political scientist Michael J. New writes: