Abortions in the state of Indiana fell five percent in 2019 as compared to 2018, according to a report from the Indiana State Department of Health.
According to The Chrisitan Post, the annual Indiana Terminated Pregnancy Report found that a total of 7,637 abortions were performed in the state in 2019. In 2018, that number was 8,037.
“While we cannot specifically point to any one reason why abortion numbers dropped overall in 2019, we are encouraged in knowing that 400 fewer children were aborted in Indiana last year. That’s the equivalent of an entire graduating class in many Indiana high schools,” said Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter.
The drop in numbers is the lowest number of abortions reported in the state since 2016, according to Indiana Right to Life.
“Yet our hearts are still broken knowing that 7,637 children were denied the right to be born, and an untold number of women now bear the physical, emotional and spiritual burdens of those abortion decisions,” Fichter said.
“Meanwhile, abortion businesses in Indiana continue to enjoy a multimillion-dollar revenue stream at the expense of innocent babies. The lives of all unborn children matter. We will continue to work for the day when not a single abortion is done in our state.”
Most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court sent back a case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Indiana to review whether mothers should be shown an ultrasound image of the child before an abortion and if underage women should require parental notification before the abortion procedure.
The report also found:
- Marion County reported the most abortions with 5,669. Second and third were Lake Country County with 994 abortions and Monroe County with 816 abortions, respectively.
- The average age of a woman who had an abortion was 26.8 years.
- About 86 percent of the women who had an abortion in 2019 were unmarried.
- About 90 percent of the women had at least a high school diploma or GED.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.