Monday, December 10, 2012

Michigan releases 2011 abortion statistics

The Michigan Department of Community Health released abortion statistics for 2011. Below is a brief summary from the state web site. There was a very slight increase (0.25%) in the number of reported abortions in 2011.  Right to Life of Michigan's work is needed to provide life-affirming education and resource referrals to mothers and families facing an untimely pregnancy.

Characteristics of Induced Abortions Reported in Michigan

A total of 23,366 induced abortions were reported in Michigan in 2011, which was a 0.25 percent increase from the total of 23,307 reported in 2010 but a 52.4 percent decrease since 1987 (the year with the largest number of induced abortions).

In 2011, about half of the resident women receiving abortions had no previous induced abortions. In general, from 1985 through 2011, a gradual increase has been observed with the proportion of women reporting two or more induced abortions, going from 14.6 percent in 1985 to 24.1 percent in 2011. The proportion of women who had no previous induced abortion has been generally declining, falling from 59.5 percent in 1985 to 49.7 percent in 2011.

The majority of Michigan residents receiving induced abortions (51.1 percent) were under 25 years of age, while 15.7 percent were less than 20 years old. These are much smaller proportions than the 64.6 and 30.6 percent observed, respectively, in 1985.

In 2011, 89.6 percent of the Michigan women who obtained an induced abortion were not married, an 8.7% increase from the 82.4 percent reported in 1985.
Quick links to 2011 abortion data below:
Complete Summary

Number of Reported Induced Abortions by County of Residence

Number of Reported Induced Abortions by City of Residence and Age of Woman for Cities with Over 40,000 Population -