Fewer abortions are due to fewer unplanned pregnancies, according to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. The group attributes a five-year decline in abortions in Wisconsin to laws providing education and contraception such as BadgerCare, Compassionate Care for Rape Victims Act and Prevention First initiatives.
Nicole Safar, Legal and Policy Analyst for the group, says there's still a lot of work to do in education and contraception access.  After all Wisconsin is seeing increases in sexually transmitted diseases in youths aged 15 to 19.  Also the state is ranked 18th in the nation for chalmydia among adults
Those on the other side of the abortion issue attribute the drop in the procedures to women under 30 being more "pro-life" than their predecessors. However, Safar says their polling shows this demographic, which account for the highest group of unplanned pregnancies, believe in keeping abortion legal.

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