Missouri abortions have dropped to their second-lowest level in state history, as they declined 3% in 2013, the latest year for which figures are available. That decline means 287 babies were saved from abortions who had been killed the year prior.
“The preliminary number of abortions in 2013 has finally been released by the Missouri Dept. of Health. The total numbers of abortions in 2013 was 8,740,” Missouri Right to Life reports. “This is a decline of 287 abortions, or over a 3% drop, in one year. This continues a trend that has been going on almost steadily since 1980 thanks to pro-life activists!”
Missouri Right to Life continues: “Beginning in 2007, alternatives to abortion funding was provided through legislation. In 2010, expansion of the information given to women prior to an abortion was passed. In addition, in 2011 abortions on viable infants was banned. In 2011 restrictions on Medicaid funded abortions was passed. In 2013, tele-med abortions were prohibited. Help us pass critical legislation and continue to reduce the numbers of abortions.”
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The group continues: “The Missouri General Assembly has passed over 45 pro-life laws since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U. S. Supreme Court decision. Our state’s overwhelmingly pro-life legislature has been key to Missouri Right to Life’s ability to write, lobby, and usher to passage numerous laws respecting the sanctity of life.”