1% Reduction Reported Over Previous Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Cincinnati, OH), September 16, 2016: The Ohio Department of Health has released its Induced Abortions in Ohio report–the latest abortion statistics available, from 2015. (Released statistics are a year behind the current year.)
According to the report, abortion numbers statewide decreased 1% in 2015:
“Induced abortion statistics have been prepared in Ohio since 1976. Several trend comparisons in the 2015 Annual Abortion Report date back to 2002. A total of 20,976 induced pregnancy terminations were reported in Ohio for 2015 [21,186 in 2014], including 19,765 obtained by Ohio resident women (94.2%)
“This represents a 1% reduction in induced pregnancy terminations from 2014 to 2015. Overall, since 2001 there has been a steady decline in terminations. When examined from 2001 to 2015, the annual decline averaged approximately 930 per year. …
Curettage was the most used method of termination in 2015 (80%). That method has decreased since 2001 when 87% of terminations were by curettage. Mifepristone was reported as the medication for non-surgical termination for 791 abortions, followed by 343 terminations using methotrexate, and 296 terminations using misoprostol .”
“The trend in decreasing abortions reflects increasing public opinion recognizing the intrinsic value of children and parenthood,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati.
“Pro-life individuals and organizations on many fronts will continue to work diligently to protect those deceived by the abortion industry toward the goal of an abortion-free society.”
For resident induced abortions, Hamilton County still has the third highest county abortion total and shows an increase in 2015 over the previous year at 2225 (2151 in 2014) after Cuyahoga at 4895 (5185 in 2014) and Franklin at 3333 (3376 in 2014) Counties.
Butler County abortion numbers slightly increased to 528 (527 in 2014); Clermont County decreased to 195 (213 in 2014); and Warren County decreased to 198 (208 in 2014).
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.