Thursday, July 11, 2013

Michigan's abortions decline slightly in 2012

The Michigan Department of Community Health recently released figures for abortions in Michigan in 2012. Abortions were down 0.59%, from 23,366 in 2011 to 23,230. Abortions are down 52.7% from their high in 1987. Every decline is welcome, but our work in Michigan must continue, every abortion is a tragedy.

Some notable statistics below: 
  • 51% of abortions performed on Michigan residents were repeat abortions.   
  • 295 abortions were performed after 20 weeks
  • 48% of abortions were performed on black women, 44.8% were performed on white women and 3.4% on women who had abortions had Hispanic ancestry
  • The number of abortions performed on teenagers dropped again.  Only 13.5% of abortions performed on Michigan residents were performed on women younger than 20.  In the early 1980's this age group had more than 30% of Michigan's abortions.