Fewer abortions were performed in Indiana in 2010 than in any other year in the past three decades.
A little more than 10,000 procedures took place that year, based on the most recent data from the Indiana State Department of Health. That’s a 5% drop from 2009. It’s also the lowest the figure has been since 1977, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mike Fichter with Indiana Right to Life says state legislation and the work of crisis pregnancy centers that encourage abortion alternatives have contributed to the drop.