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Pro-life Groups Hail 2010 Wisconsin Abortion Decrease

Life - Wisconsin Right To Life - News Release

Wisconsin Right to Life Hails 2010 Abortion Decrease
717 Fewer Abortions Than 2009

Friday, October 7, 2011

"Numbers released today by the Department of Health Services show an 8.4% reduction in Wisconsin abortions in 2010 compared to 2009," stated Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.  "We are elated to see a continuation of reduced abortions in our state with the bottom line being the lives of babies saved and number of mothers protected from a lifetime of emotional pain."


The DHS report indicates that 7,825 abortions were performed in 2010 compared to 8,542 in 2009, a decrease of 717 abortions.  In addition, the abortion ratio, the number of abortions per 100 live births, fell from 12 to 11.  This compares to a national abortion ratio of 24 abortions for 100 live births.   The Wisconsin abortion rate, the number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age, fell from 8 to 7.    The national abortion rate is 19.5. 


 "Once again, Wisconsin is leading the way in abortion reduction, a stated goal of Wisconsin Right to Life over the past fifteen years," continued Lyons.  "We continue to believe that reduced abortions result from young people turning away from abortion as a solution to social problems; Wisconsin Right to Life’s ongoing and comprehensive commitment to educating the public through television advertising and the Internet; and direct help to pregnant women through Pregnancy Help Centers.  It is thrilling to know that more Wisconsin women are choosing life for their babies and experiencing emotional health for themselves."     

Wisconsin Right To Life
Susan Armacost
Legislative Director
Phone: 877-855-5007
Wisconsin Right To Life
Barbara L. Lyons
Executive Director
Phone: 877-855-5007
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October 7, 2011


Contact: Virginia Zignego, Communications Director, (262) 796-1111, cell (262) 370-3993 or

Matt Sande, Director of Legislation, cell (262) 352-0890


Wisconsin abortion numbers declined in 2010


Today, the state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services released its annual report on
induced abortions in Wisconsin. The total number of abortions in Wisconsin in 2010 was

7,825, down from 8,542 in 2009.


“Pro-Life Wisconsin is working to see the end of abortion in Wisconsin, through the media,
pro-life legislation, peaceful activism and prayerful witness,” said Virginia Zignego,
communications director.


“As we are in the midst of 40 Days for Life, this decrease in abortions is a real boost, and we

thank God for the decrease,” said Zignego. “Our increased presence in front of Wisconsin’s
abortion facilities, whether it’s sidewalk counseling or 40 Days for Life, means that more

women are celebrating the births of their children and getting the help they need. Our True to

Life media campaign has focused on crisis pregnancy outreach throughout Wisconsin,
emphasizing the humanity of the preborn.”


Of the 7,591 reported induced abortions among Wisconsin residents in 2010, 73 percent were
surgical, 26 percent were chemically induced, and 0.7 percent were surgical procedures
following a failed or incomplete chemically induced abortion. In 2009, these proportions were

72 percent, 27 percent, and 0.6 percent, respectively.


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