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Illinois – Abortion rate reached a 37 year low in Illinois in 2010. 41,859 abortions were reported in 2010; 32,760 were performed in 1973. This is also 9% lower than 2009 numbers. The reason? Differing groups in Illinois are unsure, but the bottom line – fewer abortions is a step in the right direction.
Virginia – While the Virginian legislature discusses the issue, it appears that 54% of Virginians support requiring an ultrasound to be viewed before performing an abortion. Women are more supportive than men of the measure (57% to 50%). State Senator Jill Vogel (R) is leading the charge to get this legislation passed in Virginia.
Washington, DC – Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) has proposed legislation to prohibit abortions in DC after 20 weeks. Franks cites the study showing that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks into the pregnancy. National Right to Life Committee plans to make this a top legislative priority in the coming year.