October 10, 2014

Winning pro-life statistics

Compiled by Natalie Hoefer

The following statistics were presented by Right to Life of Indianapolis president Marc Tuttle, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins at the Celebrate Life Dinner on Sept. 30 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis:

  • Indiana ranks among the top 10 pro-life states in the United States.
  • Abortions declined by 7.5 percent in Marion County in 2013, marking seven consecutive years of decline.
  • Indiana has seen five years of a decline in the number of abortions performed.
  • 2013 marked the lowest number of abortions in Indiana since 1975.
  • During the last Indiana General Assembly, legislation was passed requiring abortion doctors to obtain hospital-permitting privileges and to file those documents with the State Board of Health.
  • Legislation was also passed prohibiting health insurance companies in Indiana from covering elective abortions.
  • Legislation was passed earlier this year that created the first state tax credit in Indiana for adoptive families starting in 2015, providing Hoosiers with a $1,000 tax credit per adoptive child.
  • Across the nation in 2013, 80 abortion facilities shut down, including one in Indianapolis.
  • There are 73 percent fewer abortion facilities in the U.S. now than at their peak of existence in 1991.

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