Providing hope and help to women experiencing unexpected pregnancies in Pennsylvania, Real Alternatives, the state’s administrator of tax-payer funded Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program reports an 8 percent increase in new clients served in calendar year 2013.
A total of 19,956 women were served at the 96 funded pregnancy centers, Catholic Charities, social services agencies and maternity homes for the year. Of those, 15,973 women received services for the first time under the program in calendar year 2013.
Not surprisingly, abortions by Pennsylvania residents decreased to 30,749 – a record low for the state. Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that the number of resident abortions performed in Pennsylvania in 2013 dropped by 7.39% to 30,749 from the previous year.