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Article posted: 10/22/2012 6:00 AM

Women struggle when choosing an abortion

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A young Rockford woman, left, and her husband decided to go ahead with an abortion in 2011 when her doctor said a medical condition made her unplanned pregnancy too risky.

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Nearly 1 million women have abortions in the U.S. each year. What leads them to that choice? "There's this false idea that certain types of women have abortions and different types of women have babies," says bioethicist and gynecologist Dr. Lisa Harris. "They're really the same types of women at different points in their lives."
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