Abortions in Nebraska Fall to 20-Year Low

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

DHHS(AP) — Abortions in Nebraska have fallen to at least a 20-year low following passage of state laws that restrict the practice, but a number of factors could be behind the trend.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says the number dropped to 2,299 last year, a decline of more than 3 percent. The numbers have dropped consistently since 1992, when more than 5,600 abortions were reported.

Nebraska Right to Life executive director Julie Schmit-Albin says part of the decline is likely due to a 2010 Nebraska law that bans abortions starting at 20 weeks into a pregnancy.

University of Nebraska assistant law professor Beth Burkstrand-Reid says the decline could also be due to other factors, including the more effective use of birth control.

TOTAL ABORTIONS BY YEAR

2008: 2,813

2009: 2,551

2010: 2,464

2011: 2,372

2012: 2,229

NUMBER OF ABORTIONS PER 1,000 LIVE BIRTHS:

2008: 103.9

2009: 93.8

2010: 93.9

2011: 90.9

2012: 87.5

 


  • Hater’s are dumb

    It’s about time!

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  • Xi

    If someone wants to have an abortion, let them

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  • Hater’s are dumb

    I disagree, no where in the Bible will you find “be murderers and kill your unborn child”

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    • wtf

      no, but according to the bible people ate their babies during times of famine…so i wouldn’t be quoting that garbage.

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  • Xi

    But you will find sleep with your father, if you rape you someone you can pay their father and they will be your wife, keep slaves….need I go on? The bible is not a great book for moral guidance

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  • Oh Dear God

    Let’s not forget, here rape my daughters rather than these angels. And make the prostitute your wife whether she wants to be or not.

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  • ?

    @haters are dumb- did you really add the comment with THAT name? Lmbo!

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  • Morals

    Wow if you really think abortion is the best thing to do then you have some major problems. The baby inside of a girls tummy did not ask to be killed or have a say in anything. It makes me sad and makes me feel sorry for anyone who thinks abortion is okay. If you don’t want to have the baby then give it up for adoption to a family who will treat it the way the innocent child deserves to be treated.

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  • Aces Full

    That is still 2,299 murders a year!! 2,299 too many!!!!

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    • tired

      You pay for all that welfare then.

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  • Xi

    There are hundreds of thousands of children already up for adoption. There is more supply than demand. Eventually these kids will be deemed adults and sent on their way. How about adopting some of them first. Lets not bring anymore unwanted children in to this world.

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    • Aces Full

      So instead we should kill them? The real problem is our sex driven culture with no regard for life. Bad decisions are followed by bad decisions, like premarital sex then murdering an “inconvenience”.

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  • tired

    It is nobody’s business who decides to get an abortion!!!!!

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  • omg

    @tired: it’s nobody’s business except GOD’S! Kill your unborn…see what happens when judgment comes around.

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    • tired

      Always god god god. Its none of your business what someone does with their body.

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  • Internaut

    I’m waiting for talking about abortions to fall to an all-time low

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  • Ty

    What America is dealing with is Moral Decay of society, a disease so to speak. Abortion is simply and sadly just one of the symptoms.We call violent video games and bullet riddled movies entertainment. our evening reality shows praise immature behavior, sexual impurity, drug and alcohol abuse. our children’s babysitter becomes the TV and video games sometimes to the point of warping the child’s reality.We as a nation seem compelled to say its ok for Islamists to pray in public but the Christian is shamed for doing the same thing and anything mentioning God is stricken from these places in the name of ( cultural diversity).
    We seem obsessed with the idea of war going on over a DECADE (long ass time) And as a result we have more soldiers committing suicide than killed in combat. 37 lives avg. a day, yet another symptom of the disease.And yet here we are getting ready to go into another one in Syria looks like as of today. We have a growing number of people who have lost their self worth to work because “why work when government pays ya to sit on your ass and claim a back problem or unemployed. You know what the unemployment rate is of those age 18-25? Damn near 20% on the official scale. So you can figure around a true unemployment of around 30% and roughly a 16% unemployment rate national which includes those who have left the workforce. I could go on and on this is but the tip of the iceberg.i know its hard to swallow and hear all these problems that plague our society But until we treat the root cause our nation will never be blessed again and heal. I will get worse and worse, spiral out of control and we will be lucky to survive. Biblically we’re talking about Soddom and Gamora type distruction.

    God re-bless America
    We need it!

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