Increase in abortions for the second year in a row demonstrates need to approve amendment to Iowa Constitution making clear there is no right to abortion

By Dave Andrusko  New data about abortion shared with legislative staff by the Iowa Department of Public Health yesterday make abundantly clear why Iowans must approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would state that the Iowa Constitution does not secure a right to abortion.  For the second year in a row, the number of abortions jumped …

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Promising Stats But Still Much Work To Do in South Dakota

A Quick Analysis of 2019 abortion figures By SDRTL Board President Debbie Pease The 2020 Report on Abortions was due on July 1, and sure enough the Department Of Health had it ready on their website. Because of the Covid shutdowns the numbers of abortions plummeted from 414 in 2019 to 125 in 2020. For …

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Minnesota abortions drop significantly in 2020 pandemic year

ST. PAUL — Abortions in Minnesota declined significantly in 2020, according to a report released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Last year’s total of 9,108 abortions marked an 8% decrease and the lowest figure since 1974. “Many pregnant women have faced difficult situations, especially during the last year. Yet more and more have …

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A closer look at Pew Research’s latest “Key facts about the abortion debate in America”

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday Pew Research  produced its latest update on what Carrie Blazina, Michael Lipka, and John Gramlich call “Key facts about the abortion debate in America.” The “hook,” not surprisingly is “Several states have introduced or passed new restrictions on abortion in 2021 with an eye toward giving the Supreme Court a …

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2020 Michigan Abortion Report Summary

By Right to Life of Michigan The 2020 Michigan abortion report is no doubt very troubling. The 8.5% increase to 29,669 induced abortions from 27,339 reported in 2019 is the largest true increase since 1987 (not counting the 2013 report after the Prolife Omnibus Act forced several non-reporting abortion facilities to close). Why the Increase? …

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Abortion numbers record high accompanies introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortions

By Right to Life UK This morning the abortion statistics for 2020 were released by the Department for Health and Social Care and show the highest number of abortions ever recorded in England and Wales, with 210,860 taking place in 2020, an increase of 1,341 from 2019.  This significant rise in abortions has accompanied Governments …

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Kansans for Life Provides Initial Response to Annual “Abortions in Kansas” Report

Data shows disturbing 9% increase in Kansas abortions in 2020 (Topeka, KS – May 29, 2021) According to the annual Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) “Abortions in Kansas” report released yesterday, Kansas saw a 9% increase in 2020 over 2019 abortion numbers, or 626 more abortions.   This heartbreaking number comes after abortion extremist …

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Scotland abortion numbers rise to second-highest ever on record, accompanies introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortions

By Right to Life UK Abortion statistics released by Public Health Scotland show that the number of abortions carried out in Scotland reached the second-highest number on record in 2020.  This significant rise in abortions has accompanied the Scottish Government introducing a temporary measure in March 2020 allowing ‘DIY’ home abortions in Scotland. Official figures …

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43% increase in late-term abortions coincides with introduction of extreme abortion law to New Zealand

“Number of late-term abortions in 2020 could be far higher than reported” By Right to Life UK New Zealand has seen a 43% increase in late-term abortions – defined as an abortion being performed on a baby between 20 weeks gestation and birth – in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the latest data. The …

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1,345 abortions in Northern Ireland since March 2020

By Right to Life UK The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has revealed that there have been 1,345 abortions in Northern Ireland since abortion was imposed on the region in March last year. As part of the ongoing row between Westminster and Stormont over the commissioning of abortion in Northern Ireland, the Department of …

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Louisiana Abortion Rate Continues to Fall

Numbers Reflect a 9% Decrease from 2019 to 2020 NEW ORLEANS — The number of abortions in Louisiana dropped 9% from 2019 to 2020, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. This puts the abortion rate in Louisiana at a 12-year low. There were 7,448 …

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