Friday, March 29, 2013
According to a preliminary report released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment today, the number of abortions in the state dropped more than five percent in 2012.
The report says there were 7,457 abortions in the state in 2012, 428 fewer than in 2011. Broken down further, 3,796 of those were out-of-state residents, and all but 82 of those came from Missouri. The other 3,661 were in-state.
The KDHE report also said that women aged 20 to 24 comprised the largest age group at 33%, but that group also had the largest decline from 2011, a 6.1% drop.
State law requires all abortions be reported to the KDHE. To view the full report, click here.