Kansas Health Department Report Shows Abortions Dropping Almost 4 Percent
by Steven Ertelt
November 24, 2008
Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — A new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment funds the number of abortions done in 2007 dropped 4 percent from the year prior. There were 11,271 abortions in 2006 and there were 430 fewer abortions in 2007 for a total of 10,841, or a drop of 3.9 percent.
The state health department noted that the number of abortions done on Kansas women declined 3.5 percent from 5,886 in 2006 to 5,679 in 2007.
Kansas continues to draw women from across the country for late-term abortions at the Planned Parenthood in Overland Park and the abortion business run by George Tillers — two of the only places in the nation to get abortions late in pregnancy.
The health department numbers show 5,385 out-of-state women got abortions in Kansas in 2006 and a decline of over 223 to 5,162 in 2007, or a 4.2 percent drop.
The decline comes after the health department showed a 6.5 percent increase in abortions from 2005 to 2006. The increase is the first time since 2001 that the state has shown a rise in the number of abortions there.
The state health department recorded 12,422 abortions in 2001 and the number had dropped ever since.
According to the new figures, the abortion ratio, since reaching a peak of 186.3 per 1,000 live births in 1996, has generally declined by 27.3 percent to 135.4 per 1,000 live births in 2007.
Related web sites:
Kansans for Life – https://www.kfl.org
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