Utah’s abortion rate at record low

December 29, 2014 2:51 AM

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"From our perspective, fewer abortions are a great thing," said Laurie Baksh, with the Utah Department of Health’s Maternal and Infant Health Program. "It would be interesting to know a little bit more about why that trend is happening."

The numbers • Baksh has watched the statistics closely. She’s seen that from 1997 to 2008 Utah’s abortion rate was relatively flat, hovering around six abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age, which is 15 to 44 years old.

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