The number of abortions performed in Illinois last year increased by almost 3 percent compared with 1999. Illinois residents obtained 41,483 abortions in 2000 and 41,509 in 1999. Out-of-state residents obtained 5,488 abortions in Illinois last year.

The Alabama Pro-Life Coalition Education Fund won approval Tuesday for an official Alabama license plate proclaiming “Choose Life”. The Legislature’s License Plate Oversight Committee approved the bright yellow tag 6-3.


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