Kansas Abortion Count Down Slightly

By: AP
By: AP

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The number of abortions in Kansas slipped last year, after a slight upturn in 2006.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says 10,836 abortions were reported. Most of the women who had abortions were white, single and between the ages of 20 and 29, and almost half were from outside Kansas.

Missouri health officals released the data Friday in a preliminary report to legislators and posted it on the department

While the report includes all in-state abortions, it does not show all of the data on Kansans who have had the procedure out-of-state. Once other states report their data, the numbers may rise.

The anti-abortion group Kansans for Life attributes the decline in part to the recent investigation of Dr. George Tiller's Wichita clinic.

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