MADISON — A new
state report says the number of abortions performed in Wisconsin
dropped 10 percent last year.
Department of Health Services released its annual report on
induced abortions Tuesday. The report finds the number of
abortions that occurred in the state fell from 6,462 in 2013 to
5,800 last year.
It was the sixth
consecutive year that abortions had declined in Wisconsin.
According to the
report, the number of abortions performed in the state on
Wisconsin residents fell 10 percent, to 5,640 last year. Women in
the age group 20-24 accounted for the largest proportion of
reported abortions for Wisconsin residents last year — 34
Of the Wisconsin
residents, 196 were minors.
percent of Wisconsin residents' abortions were obtained by women
who had never been married.