A State Department of Health Services study found that abortions performed in the state were down from 8,267 in 2007 to 8,229 in 2008. A small drop, to be sure, but the numbers continue a downward trend for abortions in Wisconsin.
The number of abortions performed in Wisconsin dropped slightly last year to its lowest level since the state began keeping records three decades ago, according to a state report released Tuesday.
That’s definitely good news! Thank you to the work of pro-lifers throughout the state for helping reduce those numbers and save lives. (BTW: so far as we know, the Madison Surgery Center has not performed any late-term abortions to date. Another shout out to pro-lifers for putting the pressure on!)
Some interesting findings from 2008:
- Women who had never been married accounted for more than 3/4 of state residents who obtained abortions last year.
- Wisconsin law requires parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion although it provides a waiver for medical emergency or pregnancy as a result of sexual assault or sexual intercourse with a caregiver. However, no such waivers were reported for 2008.
- 198 abortions were performed in Wisconsin on babies past the 20th week of gestation.
- The largest percentage of women who obtained abortions, regardless of ethnicity, had completed 12 years of schooling but no higher education.
Read the entire study here.