- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The number of abortions reported in Arizona is down.

A state report says there were 12,900 reported abortions performed in Arizona in 2014. That’s down 3.7 percent from the 13,401 reported abortions performed in 2013 in Arizona.

About three-quarters of the abortions performed in 2014 involved surgical procedures, while the remainder used a medication-induced procedure.

The report also says nearly 99 percent of the reported abortions in 2014 were elective - not provided to women for medical reasons - and that nearly all abortions performed in the state in 2014 involved Arizona residents.

Abortions in Arizona have decreased by 5 percent since 2011. That’s a much smaller drop than the 12 percent since 2010 recorded by an Associated Press survey of 45 states. Arizona changed its reporting requirements in 2010.

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