- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is among just two states with increases in abortions, partly due to women coming from Ohio, where several abortion clinics recently closed.

Abortions rose by 18.5 percent in Michigan between 2010 and 2014. Louisiana is the other state where abortions increased, according to an Associated Press tally of 45 states compiling data.

Lori Carpentier of Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan argues one factor in Michigan’s increase is inadequate public funding for family planning.

Genevieve Marnon of Right to Life of Michigan says the increase resulted partly from new regulations prompting several clinics to close. She says some had failed to report many abortions and women are going to clinics with more scrupulous reporting practices.

Both sides agree one factor in Michigan’s upsurge is an influx of Ohio women.

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