ERIC Number: ED055869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Family Planning Evaluation. Abortion Surveillance Report--Legal Abortions, United States, Annual Summary, 1970.
Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
This report summarizes abortion information received by the Center for Disease Control from collaborators in state health departments, hospitals, and other pertinent sources. While it is intended primarily for use by the above sources, it may also interest those responsible for family planning evaluation and hospital abortion planning. Information in narrative and statistical form delineates the status of abortion reporting systems in the 16 states that passed new abortion laws between January 1, 1967 and December 31, 1970, reported legal abortions, abortion ratios, demographic characteristics of the population of women who received legal abortions, reasons for which legal abortions are performed, and procedures used to perform abortions. Four special studies on abortion are highlighted: Joint Program for the Study of Abortion; The Practice of Legal Abortion - New York City; Decrease in Septic Abortion Morbidity in a Municipal Hospital - Los Angeles, California; and Hospital Study of Abortion Services. A short history of abortion law changes in the United States prior to 1970 is presented, along with a more thorough review of legislative and judicial changes affecting American abortion laws during 1970. Changes in the abortion laws and practices of Canada and Finland are detailed under International Notes. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.