You Oughta Know

Abortion data available online

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The record: Abortion information reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Why you'd want it: To learn more about abortions in Kansas, including how many are performed. The 2007 preliminary report is now available.

Where you get the record: From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Web site, . Click on the "A to Z Topic Listing" link on the left side of the home page and then on "Abortion Reporting." Reports are available from 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001 and 1999.

How much it will cost: The information is free.