Friday we conclude our Here, There series on abortion with a look at the debate in the United States. Melody Rose, author of Safe, Legal and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States, takes us through the long and winding path of U.S. abortion, starting a century before Roe v. Wade.
The number of abortions in Illinois continues to drop. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports between 2009 and 2010, abortion rates decreased by nine percent.Tom Schafer is with the agency and said he doesn't know why there are fewer procedures being done.
The battle over abortion has divided this country since the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. To try to gain some insights into our cultural divide, we'll spend the week comparing the debate in the U.S. to those of other countries.