- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An abortion opponent sees a decline in the number of abortions performed in Indiana as an encouraging sign.

Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter says the number of abortions performed annually in the state has dropped by more than half since 1980. The drop has been steep in recent years as state laws restricting abortion have gone into effect. A report by state health officials says 1,000 fewer abortions were performed in 2013 than in 2011.

Fichter says there are more changes coming. They include a state tax credit designed to encourage adoption rather than abortion, whose effect he says won’t be seen for years.

And he says legislators aren’t fighting abortion alone. A northern Indiana ministry has recently set up an RV as a rolling pregnancy crisis center.


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