Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pro-life laws lead to decrease in abortions in U.S., study

Difficulty accessing abortion leads to fewer abortions

The Washington Times reported Tuesday that a new U.S. study revealed data collected between 1985 and 2005 indicates that laws restricting but not outlawing abortion “have an impact on the childbearing decisions of women."

The report, "Analyzing the Effect of Anti-Abortion U.S. State Legislation in the Post-Casey Era" by Michael J. New, an assistant political science professor at the University of Alabama, looked at how state laws regarding informed-consent, Medicaid funding rules, and parental-notification for minors affected abortion rates in the U.S.

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