According to figures recently released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the number of annual abortions in the state is at the lowest level since being recorded.
In 2016, the number of abortions totaled 30,881, which is about 3 percent less than the previous year. That percentage translates into nearly 1,000 fewer abortions between 2015 and 2016.
The report also indicates that more than 80 percent of abortions in Pennsylvania occurred in the following four counties (with corresponding numbers)
You can find a further breakdown of Pennsylvania’s 2016 abortion statistics by clicking here.
Pro-life legislation, which passed both the House and Senate chambers in 2017, was eventually vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf. Senate Bill 3 would have strengthened Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act by banning the cruel and brutal practice of dismemberment abortions and placing a ban on abortions from the 20th week on during a pregnancy.
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