Skip to comments.Kansas abortion number in 2009 was the lowest since 1990
Posted on 03/27/2010 6:35:13 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
The shooting death of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller may have contributed to a dramatic drop in the number of abortions performed in Kansas last year.
The 9,472 abortions in 2009 were the lowest reported number since 1990, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. There were 1,171, or about 11 percent, fewer abortions last year than the year before, the largest one-year decline in more than a decade.
It really comes as no surprise when you lose an abortion provider very suddenly, said Sarah Gillooly, public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. The tragic death of Dr. Tiller was an enormous loss for women in Kansas.
Tillers death also may have dissuaded other doctors in Kansas from performing abortions, said Warren Hern, an abortion doctor in Boulder, Colo., and a friend of Tillers.
Why should they risk their lives doing it? Hern said. The women of Kansas have less access to abortion services than they had before. I think the number of abortions in Kansas will continue to drop.
(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...
Tiller was a victim of a very late term abortion. I find what happened to him to be very distasteful but who are we to judge?
More proof that guns save lives.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “We’re losing market share people! Ideas?”
We need to put a tax on abortions.
That is the only way we will ever get numbers that are even close to honest and accurate!
What about the GREAT GAIN it was for unborn children, you dumbass.
Oh, the tragedy of it all. More babies got to live because Tiller is dead. /sarc
I can’t believe anyone would read this and not think these people sound insane, as if fewer abortions is a bad thing. These people are nuts.
And where do you suppose Butcher Tiller is now, hummmmm?
Thats a difference of 600 abortions. I wonder how many the doctor was doing each day or did he show up at his clinic once a week and do them in an assembly line?
Whoops. I read those numbers completely wrong. Must go have some coffee to wake up.
It was the details of exactly what the bad doctor was doing in the name of ‘helping’ women that sickened those who may have been ambivalent about abortion.
Sorry, but the right way to go here (politically) is to vilify people like Tiller without killing them. For all their insanity, the radical muslims understand the power of a martyr. See: JFK
That said, since a fetus is a human, if I was in a room where an abortion was about to be performed, I might be compelled to use force to stop it...
LOL! Poetic justice, by gum.
The latest gimmick for state legislatures in need of cash is raising the "sin" tax on tobacco again. I don't see why they can't put a huge tax on abortions too.
Hard to know how many babies are alive today who would have been killed, because Killer Tiller specialized in very late term abortions, and had a fair number of out-of-state patients, who may have gone elsewhere to have their babies killed.
Still, not much question that babies have been saved by his disappearance from the scene.
Typically, the reporter consults Planned Parenthood and another notorious abortionist for their report, and agrees that the decrease in abortion numbers is tragic for women.
The Planned Parenthood folks really need to try to understand the rage inside the shooter and understand what he did in the context of his life experience.
As the prior poster said; “who are we to judge” the shooter. He should be pardoned and given counseling. We need to be more understanding as a society.
We can learn a lot from Liberals.(sarcasm)
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