Winning: AP Reports Abortions Decreased in Nearly All States

Abortions Decline Chart

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC — The Associated Press has released a new report showing that the number of abortions have fallen in all but two states since 2010.

The percentage of decrease for abortions ranged from a low 2.6 in Illinois to a remarkable high of 29.9 percent in Hawaii.

The report found the average abortion drop was 12% over the past five years.

North Carolina had the second largest decrease in abortions at 26.3 percent followed by New Mexico with a still impressive 23.9 percent drop.

Large decreases in abortion numbers occurred in both conservative states with multiple safety restrictions, such as North Carolina, as well as liberal states with few abortion laws, such as New Mexico.

“The states where we see large decreases in abortion numbers are generally states that experienced abortion clinic closures and in states with very active pro-life opposition,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. “Of course other factors contributed to the decrease, but these numbers confirm that when abortion clinics close, abortion numbers drop and lives are saved.”

The only two states in which abortions increased were Louisiana and Michigan. The uptick is being attributed to an influx of abortions on women from neighboring states where a significant number of abortion facilities have closed.

Louisiana’s neighboring state of Texas and Michigan’s neighboring state of Ohio both shut down about half of their abortion facilities since 2012. As a result, abortions decreased in Texas by 13% the following year. In Ohio, abortions are down 17.4% over 2010 numbers.

“The fact that abortions increased in Louisiana and Michigan is unfortunate, but it does show that women are more than able to cross state lines to get abortions if that is what they are set on doing,” said Newman. “This makes recent court decisions seem silly that say the crossing of state lines for abortions poses an undue burden on women.”

The AP report notes that four states for which there are no reliable numbers include California, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Wyoming.

“The Associated Press report is great news. It proves that Americans are rejecting abortions in favor of life in unprecedented numbers,” said Newman. “There’s no doubt that we are winning and the abortion cartel is waning.”

Pro-life supporters should be encouraged that their work is paying off.

“The numbers show that even in political climates where abortion is unrestricted, large pro-life gains can still be made,” said Newman. “This validates the hard work of pro-life groups and supporters who have labored tirelessly for decades in a number of venues to turn the rudder of the ship way from the abortion cartel and toward a culture of life.”

Newman and his colleague, Cheryl Sullenger, recently released the book Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time, which discusses step by step how pro-life supporters can succeed in reducing abortions by closing abortion clinics and influencing the public view of abortion.

Abortion Free is available at Amazon.com, and from WorldNetDaily.com.

Abortion Decreases By State Since 2010
(Source: Associated Press)
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Alabama
2010: 9,029
2013: 7,423
Change: Down 7.8 percent
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Alaska:
2010: 1,715
2014: 1,361
Change: Down 20.6 percent
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Arizona
2011: 13,606
2014: 12,900
Change: Down 5.2 percent
(Arizona changed its abortion-reporting system in 2011)
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Arkansas:
2010: 4,532
2014: 4,273
Change: Down 5.7 percent
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California:
No data available. State does not mandate reporting by abortion providers.
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Colorado:
2010: 11,210
2013: 10,199
Change: Down 9 percent
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Connecticut:
2010: 13,438
2014: 10,629
Change: Down 20.9 percent.
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Delaware:
2010: 4,666
2012: 3,823
Change: Down 18.1 percent
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Florida:
2010: 79,908
2014: 72,107
Change: Down 9.8 percent
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Georgia:
2010: 31,315
2013: 30,378
Change: Down 3 percent
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Hawaii:
2010: 3,064
2014: 2,147
Change: Down 29.9 percent
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Idaho:
2010: 1,510
2013: 1,375
Change: Down 8.9 percent
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Illinois: (surgical abortions only)
2010: 41,859
2013: 40,750
Change: Down 2.6 percent
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Indiana:
2010: 10,031
2013: 8,027
Change: Down 20 percent
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Iowa:
2010: 5,399
2013: 4,423
Change: Down 18.1 percent
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Kansas:
2010: 8,373
2014: 7,263
Change: Down 13.3 percent
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Kentucky:
2010: 3,929
2014: 3,442
Change: Down 12.4 percent
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Louisiana:
2010: 8,872
2014: 9,932
Change: Up 11.9 percent
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Maine:
2010: 2,311
2014: 2,020
Change: Down 12.6 percent
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Maryland:
No data available. State does not mandate reporting by abortion providers.
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Massachusetts:
2010: 20,802
2013: 19,448
Change: Down 6.5 percent
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Michigan:
2010: 23,307
2014: 27,629
Change: Up 18.5 percent
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Minnesota:
2010: 11,505
2013: 9,903
Change: Down 13.9 percent
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Mississippi
2010: 2,297
2013: 2,170
Change: Down 5.5 percent
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Missouri:
2010 – 6,163
2014: 5,060
Change: Down 17.9 percent
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Montana:
2010: 2,160
2013: 1,842
Change: Down 14.7 percent
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Nebraska:
2010: 2,464
2014: 2,270
Change: Down 7.9 percent
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Nevada:
2010: 7,787
2013: 6,056
Change: Down 22.1 percent
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New Hampshire:
No data available. State does not mandate reporting by abortion providers.
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New Jersey:
No comprehensive data available. Health Department does not track number of abortions.
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New Mexico:
2010:4,478
2013: 3,408
Change: Down 23.9 percent
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New York:
2010: 111,212
2013: 94,326
Change: Down 15.2 percent
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North Carolina:
2010: 30,952
2013: 22,820
Change: Down 26.3 percent
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North Dakota:
2010: 1,291
2013: 1,182
Change: Down 8.4 percent
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Ohio:
2010: 28,123
2013: 23,216
Change: Down 17.4 percent
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Oklahoma:
2010: 5,641
2013: 4,587
Change: Down 18.7 percent
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Oregon:
2010: 9,990
2014: 8,198
Change: Down 17.9 percent
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Pennsylvania:
2010: 36,788
2013: 32,108
Change: Down 12.7 percent
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Rhode Island:
2010: 4,181
2013: 3,251
Change: Down 22.2 percent
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South Carolina:
2010: 6,464
2014: 5,708
Change: Down 11.7 percent
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South Dakota:
2010: 737
2013: 601
Change: Down 18.5 percent
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Tennessee:
2010: 16,373
2013: 14,216
Change: Down 13.3 percent
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Texas:
2010: 72,592
2013: 63,849
Change: Down 12 percent
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Utah:
2010: 3,446
2013: 2,893
Change: Down 16 percent
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Vermont:
2010: 1,333
2013: 1,217
Change: Down 8.7 percent
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Virginia:
2010: 25,940
2013: 20,852
Change: Down 19.6 percent
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Washington:
2010: 21,124
2013: 17,592
Change: Down 16.7 percent
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West Virginia:
2010: 1,999
2013: 1,876
Change: Down 6.2 percent
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Wisconsin:
2010: 7,825
2013: 6,462
Change: Down 17.4 percent
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Wyoming:
No comprehensive data available. Health department says number of abortions too low to meet threshold for vital statistics reporting.

  • Vivavox

    Praise be to God. This is certainly good news.

  • Dominic Huber

    My home state of Missouri has done so well.

  • Avielle

    Yeah, but wonder how many abortions are done VIA Pils/morning after etc.?

  • Lori Alayne Weber Miller

    Chemical abortions are also tracked, the drugs must be prescribed after all

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    Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio

    Great News! Still another segment of the struggle for human life “Won” by those who love Life and God as Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue reports above: “Winning: AP Reports Abortions Decreased in Nearly All States” Yet the struggle to completely end abortion is not over yet. Sadly, the aborting and killing of the human unborn baby continues on.
    AND AS FOR US PRO-LIFERS WE HAVE MUCH MORE TO DO, MANY MORE PRO-LIFE STRUGGLES TO WIN, MANY MORE ABORTION MILLS TO CLOSE, MANY MORE PRAYERS FOR THE UNBORN BABY AND TO END ABORTION TO PRAY, AND MANY MORE MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP. BEFORE THE UNBORN BABY IS SAFE AGAIN, IN THEIR MOTHER’S WOMB. AND YOU PRO-LIFERS KNOW THIS AS YOU CONTINUE TO ANSWER THE CALL ‘DAILY’ TO PEACEFULLY AND PRAYERFULLY STAND IN FRONT OF YOUR AREA ABORTION MILLS AND CALL OUT TO GOD TO PROTECT THE UNBORN BABY AND TO END ABORTION IN OUR COMMUNITIES, IN OUR NATION AND IN OUR WORLD.
    For we know the unborn baby continues to be hunted, hated, despised, forgotten, slaughtered and terminated. Why? Only God knows.
    Yet we also know why the abortion and killing of the unborn baby continues – because ‘good people’ decide to do nothing about stopping the abortion death of the unborn baby in our Communities, Nation and in our World and that is why we pray for them too.
    Yet it is also a fact there are many good people who do work to end abortion. And I am grateful, thank and pray for those people like Troy Newman, Cheryl Sullenger, the people of Operation Rescue and all pro-lifers who daily seek to save the unborn baby from abortion and death.
    God Bless and Protect All Pro-lifers Always. Certainly your pro-life sacrifices – are written into the Book Of Life and will never be erased and surely will be rewarded in Eternity.
    So, God Bless You, The Unborn Baby and The People of the World.
    Now we must continue to go and to stand in front of our area abortion mills and continue to pray to end abortion and one day we will win this struggle that abortion will “totally” end in our Communities, in our Country and in our World – and God will answer this prayer … I ask this in Jesus Name, Amen.
    God Bless You, God Bless Your Family
    Your Friend, Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio