Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pro-Life Legislation Works As Nebraska's Abortion Rate Drops

The abortion rate in Nebraska has dropped 10 percent compared to last year during the same time. The state's recent pro-life legislation could be a major reason. From One News Now:
Nebraska has seen a drop in its abortion rate -- and a pro-life organization believes it has to do with the passing of a recent measure.

Julie AlbinNebraska has seen a 10-percent decrease in abortions done in the first six months of 2011 as compared to the first six months of 2010.

Julie Schmit-Albin, who heads Nebraska Right to Life, says, “We at Nebraska Right to Life attribute that, at least in part -- I mean we don't have all the figures in yet from all of 2011 -- but we think it's a good sign that the unborn baby pain ban at 20 weeks, which was passed in 2010, is working.”

The law bans abortion after 20- weeks' gestation, which sent Omaha late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart packing to a new facility in Georgetown, Maryland. Other states have followed Nebraska's example in passing similar laws.

LeRoy Carhart (abortion doc)“That's Oklahoma, Alabama, Idaho and Kansas, and of course they just passed their unborn baby pain ban this session in 2011 so they'll have to be watching if there's reporting in each of those states. Not every state has reporting statistics, but if there is they'll have to compare as we have in Nebraska and hopefully see a drop as well,” the pro-lifer states.

Albin believes legislation saves lives and has Carhart on the run from Nebraska.