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January 28, 2013

Bank partners with AIM Pregnancy Center to decry abortion rates


Somerset —

The cooperative effort by the bank and pregnancy center comes near the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to make abortion legal in the U.S. 
“Every time I turn the corner and see it (the crosses), it gives me cold chills,” said Minton.
The 1,100 crosses are based on a number obtained from many organizations from something called the Guttmacher Institute. As of 2008, the Guttmacher Institute reported that 1.21 million abortions had been performed that year, which equals out to around 1,105 abortions per every eight hours. The American Life League, a non-profit organization founded in 1979 that works to end abortion, reported that, as of July 2012, 3,288 abortions are performed each day. That equals about 1,096 abortions every eight hours. 

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