- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

Some facts about abortion in Pennsylvania:

- The number of abortions performed in the state declined steadily in recent years, from 36,778 in 2010 to 32,108 in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

- The 2013 total was the smallest on record in Pennsylvania, fewer than half of the 65,777 abortions performed when the number peaked in 1980.

- Eighteen clinics and 22 hospitals performed abortions in 2013.

- Throughout the four-year period, women between 20 and 24 made up the largest age group of women who terminated their pregnancies, about 35 percent. Teenagers 17 and younger accounted for less than 5 percent.

- More than 50 percent of the women who had abortions during the four-year period were white, more than 40 percent were black and fewer than 10 percent were of Hispanic origin.

- Unmarried women made up nearly 90 percent of the women who terminated their pregnancies.

- At least 95 percent of women who had abortions in the state were Pennsylvania residents.


Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health’s annual Abortion Statistics report.



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