Thursday, January 17, 2013

States Deliver 43 Pro-Life Laws in 2012

(WNS) -- As the United States approaches Roe v. Wade’s 40th anniversary, pro-life advocates have gained ground in restricting the number of abortions taking place every year. In 2012, 43 pro-life provisions went into effect in 19 states, the second highest number after states enacted 92 pro-life laws in 2011.
The numbers come from a report published by pro-abortion group Guttmacher Institute, which calculated the number of pro-life provisions rather than bills or laws, since bills often have multiple provisions. 
And while the Guttmacher Instituted bemoaned the number of states restricting abortions, pro-life advocates rejoiced over lives saved.
“For those who have been in the pro-life trenches for years, the remarkable passage of so many pro-life pieces of legislation should give these faithful warriors much hope and encouragement,” bioethics analyst Dawn McBane wrote on CitizenLink.
Arizona led the number of pro-life laws, with seven, followed by Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, which all enacted three or more laws.

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