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Abortions in Pennsylvania rise sharply in latest figures. Complication rate increases by an astounding 45.6 percent

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A comprehensive examination of the most recent abortion statistics from Pennsylvania reveals a number of concerning trends. To begin with, the total number of abortions in the state increased significantly in 2022 compared to 2021. A total of 34,838 abortions were performed in Pennsylvania in 2022, representing an increase of 1,632 over the 2021 figures. The abortion industry has made no secret of its efforts to increase the number of abortions in Pennsylvania. These efforts have included attempts to market to potential customers in other states.

Abortion also continues to affect a disproportionate number of women of color in Pennsylvania. In 2022, nearly 15,000 abortions were performed on Black women, with Latino women accounting for 12.4 percent of all abortions that year.

The number of teenage abortions is also on the rise. In the past year, 22 abortions were performed on girls aged 13 and younger. This raises the question of whether abortion facilities reported these cases of child sexual abuse to the authorities.

In the same period, more than 500 abortions took the lives of preborn babies of 21 to 23 weeks gestation. This demonstrates that late-term abortions are also a distinct problem in the Commonwealth.

The majority of abortions in Pennsylvania are chemical, leaving women and girls to cope with the traumatic and tragic aftermath of abortion without the support of medical personnel. Many may not have been aware of the full extent of fetal development until they were confronted with the corpse of their dead baby.

Furthermore, the complication rate from abortions is cause for concern. In 2022, doctors submitted 469 reports of complications, representing a 45.6% increase over the previous year’s totals. The majority of these complications were attributed to the presence of fetal remains in the uterus, while the remainder were attributed to bleeding and infection.

The question must be asked: why are so many complications occurring? And what, if anything, is Governor Josh Shapiro’s Administration doing to address this critical health care problem?

It is clear that abortion totals would have been much higher in Pennsylvania in 2022 were it not for the Commonwealth’s groundbreaking Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program, administered by Real Alternatives, Inc. Unfortunately, Governor Shapiro canceled Real Alternatives’ contract at the end of 2023, robbing the program of vital state funds.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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