Fewer abortions performed in Wisconsin in 2014

Associated Press

August 26, 2015

MADISON A new state report says the number of abortions performed in Wisconsin dropped 10 percent last year.

The Wisconsin 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 percent.

Of the Wisconsin residents, 196 were minors.

Seventy-seven percent of Wisconsin residents' abortions were obtained by women who had never been married.

 


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