Pro-Life Efforts Saving More Lives
September 27, 2014 -The Ohio Department of Health has released its Induced Abortions in Ohio report–the latest abortion statistics available, from 2013. (Note, released statistics are a year behind the current year.)
According to the report, abortion numbers statewide decreased in 2013, a year when four Ohio abortion mills closed.
A total of 23,216 induced pregnancy terminations were reported in Ohio for 2013, including 22,011 obtained by Ohio resident women. Abortions the previous year, for 2012, totaled 25,473.
Of note, chemical/non-surgical abortions included in the 2013 abortion total increased to 1599 (1368 in 2012).
Local counties also show decreases:
Hamilton County still has the third highest county abortion total at 2232 (2500 in 2012) after Cuyahoga at 5499 (5663 in 2012) and Franklin at 3448 (3771 in 2012) Counties.
Butler County abortion numbers decreased to 580 (624 in 2012); Clermont County to 233 (269 in 2012); and Warren County to 186 (277 in 2012).
“Increased efforts from pro-life witnesses from many perspectives are protecting more women and saving the lives of their children,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati.
“This positive decrease in abortions reflects the coalition of individuals’ and organizations’ effort–including legislation, research, outreach, education, and on-site prayer and sidewalk counseling– which will continue to ensure the right to life.”
The full report, including many additional statistics, graphs, and perspectives, is available from the Ohio Department of Health web site along with reports from previous years.