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Abortions in state lowest since 1974

The number of abortions in Wisconsin last year was the lowest since the state began keeping track in 1974.

Almost 8,300 women had abortions in Wisconsin in 2007, down 14 percent from the previous year.

There were seven abortions for every thousand females age 15-44 last year. That's down from eight the year before.

The national average was 16 back in 2004, the latest year statistics were available.

Barbara Lyons of Wisconsin Right to Life calls it a stunning decrease and she's elated.