Abortions in Michigan Drop Again in 2012, Down 53 Percent Since 1987

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 11, 2013   |   11:41AM   |   Lansing, MI

Abortions in Michigan continue to decline as the state works to protect every unborn child possible from becoming a victim.

“The Michigan Department of Community Health recently released figures for abortions in Michigan in 2012,” says Right to Life of Michigan.

RLM added: “Abortions were down 0.59%, from 23,366 in 2011 to 23,230. Abortions are down 52.7% from their high in 1987. Every decline is welcome, but our work in Michigan must continue, every abortion is a tragedy.”

The pro-life group pointed out some highlights form the state report on the abortion decline:

  • 51% of abortions performed on Michigan residents were repeat abortions.
  • 295 abortions were performed after 20 weeks
  • 48% of abortions were performed on black women, 44.8% were performed on white women and 3.4% on women who had abortions had Hispanic ancestry
  • The number of abortions performed on teenagers dropped again.  Only 13.5% of abortions performed on Michigan residents were performed on women younger than 20.  In the early 1980’s this age group had more than 30% of Michigan’s abortions.



Abortions will likely drop further as several abortion clinics in Michigan have shut down in the last 12 months — including one in May that decided it would rather close than obey state health and safety laws.

Michigan is now down to 26 surgical abortion clinics and two medical, for a total of 28, down from a high of 72.