Indianapolis - The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has released it’s annual abortion report for 2016. Not only does it show an 8.5% drop in abortions for the state of Indiana for 2016, there was a similar 8.5% reduction in abortions committed on Marion County residents from 2015 to 2016.
In addition, abortions declined in 2016 at every single abortion facility in Indianapolis. Total abortions committed in Indianapolis in 2016 dropped to 4,811 as compared to 5,021 in 2015. This represents a 4.2% decrease in abortions committed in our city. Abortions committed at the Planned Parenthood facility on Georgetown Rd. decreased 1.5% in 2016, those committed at Indianapolis Women’s Center dropped 6.2%, and abortions committed at Clinic for Women dropped 13.1% in 2016.
Roughly half of the of the abortions committed in Indianapolis involve residents of Indianapolis, 2,441 in 2016. In 2015, there were 2,667 abortions committed on Marion County residents. This represents an 8.5% decrease, which is roughly equal to the decrease across the state.
The decline in abortions committed at Indianapolis facilities, as well as those committed on Marion County residents not only represents lives saved, but is a testament to the work of our city’s pro-life movement. Thc culture in our city is changing because of the hard work and dedication of our city’s pregnancy resource centers, our pro-life legislators at the state level, our city’s sidewalk advocates and the efforts of pro-lifers throughout our state.
Indiana Right to Life released a summary of other significant findings from the ISDH Report earlier today.