Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 15, 1976 · Page 30
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 30

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Tuesday, June 15, 1976
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Page3A Garden City Telegram Tuesday, June 15,1976 One Legal Abortion for Every Four Live Births ATLANTA (AP) —iThe first nationwide survey of abortions shows there was one legal abortion for every four live births in the United States in 1974,' according to the National Center for Disease Control (CDC), There were 763,476 legal abortions performed, an increase of 24 per cent over 1973. Most women who had abortions were young, white, unmarried and in the early stages of pregnancy, the Atlanta-based federal health agency reported Friday. The CDC said the report included the most recent statistics available and represented the first time that each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia had v reported on abortions within its borders. Prior to 1974, the year in which the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortions, the CDC surveys did not include states where abortions were illegal. The percentage figures were derived from using previous year reports from states that had legalized abortion and comparing them with the same state figures reported for 1974. The report said 87 per cent of the abortions occurred within the women's home states in 1974, compared with 75 per cent,in 1973 and 56 per cent in 1972. It showed that 64 per cent of the women obtaining .abor- tions were under age 25,75 per cent were white and 73 per cent were not married. The report said 48 per cent of the women had no living children, 20 per cent had one living child and 5 per cent had five or more children. Forty-eight women died of complications from abortions in 1974, the report said. Open Late Thursday Evening AT Wells Robinson A Tie's Nice - But You Can't Sit Down and Stretch in it! A tie's nice, alright. But it won't make his cares go away or unf razzle his nerves, or let him stretch out and enjoy his favorite TV show the way one of these comfortable chairs will! Come See Our Selection Today! Priced from •Save an additional 5% If You Haul •Credit terms available Also affiliated with Wells Discount, Great Bend; and Wells Discount, Dodge City. Wells-Robinson DISCOUNT FURNITURE 11th & Fulton 276-3031

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