Update on Roe anniversary

Earlier today, Jeff brought our attention to the fact that today is the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. To commemorate the date, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is co-sponsoring a forum at the University of Southern Maine tonight, from 6-8 p.m. at the Glickman Family Library. Several experts, young and old, will be on hand to talk about the reproductive-rights landscape, then and now.

As the PPNNE press release points out, Maine's "abortion rate of 10.5  per 1000 [is] considerably lower than the national average of 19.4 per 1000." Last week, the New York-based non-profit Guttmacher Institute announced that US abortion rates are the lowest they've been since 1974. The next challenge will be to figure out why.

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