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The News-Journal published an opinion piece by "Insight" Teen Writer Emily Combs on Monday, March 29.
In her article, Combs stated that while she would never choose abortion herself, she believed that making it illegal would not stop it from happening.
There were two factual errors in Combs' article that we here at the News-Journal neglected to correct and we regret that omission.
According to a timeline from the National Right to Life Foundation, the Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal in January 1973.
In addition, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 88.2 percent of abortions are performed within the first 12 weeks while 1.4 percent occur after 20 weeks.
We dropped the ball in our fact-checking responsibility and we apologize - to Combs and to our readers.