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According to a 7/04 state report. The total number of reported abortions dropped from 14,239 in 2002 to 14,024 in 2003.

However, in 2003, 27 percent of abortions were paid for by tax dollars, and complications from abortions rose by 13 percent.

Second trimester abortions also rose 7.5 percent, and the highest percentage ever (43 percent) of women receiving having a second or more abortion was reported.

In an article in a May 2004 City Pages article, abortion businesses admitted that they did not report all abortions they performed, in violation of MN law. “The real evidence of Planned Parenthood’s impact lies in the numbers of repeat abortions. In 2002, 40 percent of abortive women had had a previous abortion; the number grew to 43 percent in 2003,” Fischbach. “These figures show that Planned Parenthood-style ‘pregnancy prevention’ is not workingÂ…No woman in [MN] should ever feel she has to undergo an abortion.” [7Jul04;  Paul Nowak, 10Jul04]