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Schmashmortion In Schmacago

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 21, 2008 7:13PM

2008_1_21.genericabortionlogogoeshere.jpgTomorrow marks the 35th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, so anti-choice protesters marched downtown yesterday and Trib editorial board members wrote syndicated columns calling abortion "evil".

But there are pro-choice activists working throughout Chicago and Illinois, too, and today's Trib has a story about the the Chicago Abortion Fund, a group that helps poor women pay for abortions. The CAF also works to destigmatize abortion by holding "leadership groups" and launching a public access TV show. There's also the Midwest Access Project, which "envisions a society in which integrated, comprehensive reproductive health care is fully accessible to all."

Nationwide, abortion rates continue to decline, but 2006 saw a slight increase in the number of abortions in Illinois.

Oh, and Steve Chapman? When you write "Try to imagine a fairy tale in which the heroine has an abortion and lives happily ever after," we don't have to imagine--and it's not a fairy tale. At current rates, one in three American women will have an abortion by the time she's 45. Seems like people are living happily ever after after all.

image via WHDH