Ohio 2022 Abortion Numbers
18,488 pre-born child slaughters
Down 15.25% from 2021
Heartbeat Laws Save Lives
For immediate release: Today, the Ohio Department of Health released the 2022 abortions statistics. Tragically, in 2022, 18,488 women chose or were forced into abortion in Ohio. Abortions in Ohio for 2022 decreased by 15.24% from 2021. While this is substantial and represents a win for life, we still grieve for the thousands who never received a birthday, only a death day. We grieve for the mothers who carry the burden of the loss of life of their sons or daughters.
Tragically, almost half (48.4%) of the 2022 Ohio abortions were on black babies, when less than 13% of Ohio women are black. Margaret Sanger’s vision to target the black population with abortion remains an American horror story.
In Hamilton County, there were 1,816 abortions. In the combined counties of Adams, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties, making up most of Southwest Ohio, there were 2,642 abortions.
When Roe was overturned on June 24, 2022, Ohio’s Heartbeat Law was enacted through legal motions by Attorney General Dave Yost, making it illegal to terminate pre-born children with a detectable heartbeat. The killing of babies in the womb whose heartbeats were detectable remained illegal until mid-September 2022 when an activist judge issued a pause on the Heartbeat Law, claiming the right to abortion is contained in Ohio’s Constitution.
The substantial life-saving decrease in Ohio abortions in 2022 is a testimony to the value of heartbeat laws. They. Save. Lives.
Just this week, the Ohio Supreme Court heard the case appealing the lower Court’s decision on the Heartbeat Law. While waiting for the decision from the Court, abortions up to 22 weeks gestation remain legal in the Buckeye State.
Cincinnati Right to Life will continue to read and understand the 2022 statistics and report more as we decipher some of the more detailed statistics.