Ny Health Dept Shows Drop In State Abortion Rate

04.15.14 | Bob Price

 New vital statistics from the New York State Health Department show the abortion rate has never been lower. Jim Harden, CEO of Compass-Care, a pregnancy help center in Rochester, says that 2012 represented the lowest rate of abortions since they stared keeping records when it was legalized in 1970.
          Harden says peoples' attitudes about abortion are changing. He doesn't think the change is linked to greater use of birth control, since the abortion rate has dropped nearly 5 times faster than the pregnancy rate.
          Still, almost 74-thousand abortions are performed each year in New York and a new report shows tanning salons are inspected more often than abortion clinics.