Wisconsin Abortions Drop Again in 2015 as 140 Babies Saved From Abortion

State   |   Wisconsin Right to Life   |   Aug 26, 2016   |   6:41PM   |   Madison, WI

The number of Wisconsin abotions has dropped again as pro-life groups save more babies from abortion.

“Wisconsin has seen an incredible and steady decrease in its abortion rate, and the latest statistics for 2015 indicate we are continuing this lifesaving trend,” shared Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “The 2015 released abortion numbers reveal there were 140 fewer abortions in 2015 than in 2014. These are mothers and unborn children spared from the pain of abortion, thanks to much of the work we do here at Wisconsin Right to Life”

The newly released Department of Health Services Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin report shows there were 5,800 abortions performed in 2014 and 5,660 in 2015.  Some significant statistics from the report are:

  • 54 abortions were performed when an unborn child is capable of feeling pain (abortions at this point are no longer performed as of February 2016 thanks to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
  • 79% of abortions were surgical, 21% of abortions were chemical, and 0.1% were surgical procedures following a failed chemical abortion

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“Each woman who spares herself and her unborn baby from the pain of abortion is bringing great joy to those of us who work to change hearts and minds on the right to life,” continued Weininger.  “We are proud that during this legislative session, Wisconsin Right to Life took the lead in promoting the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and as we can see from the numbers from 2015, another 54 babies could have been saved. Wisconsin Right to Life will continue its multi-faceted programs to fuel the abortion decline so that even more unborn babies will have a chance at life.”