The Stats + You
We have some celebrating to do, both on a national and state level! The abortion statistics are revealing rates are in fact still dropping! The efforts of many people, groups, and systems have made a dent in the abortion numbers.
Between 2011 and 2012, abortion rates dropped to 13.2 abortions per 1000 women of childbearing age. That is a 5% decrease on a national scale! Of those who find themselves in unintended pregnancy situations, 60% are choosing life!
Abortion clinics by and large are closing their doors as well. Recently Planned Parenthood of Appleton closed down after "Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin determined its Appleton North facility would not be able to meet the 'more stringent and scrutinized approach' needed for [security] after the Colorado attack, said chief operating office Chris Williams."
Last October, PP of Appleton temporarily disrupted abortion services due to staff shortages.
This leaves abortion access greatly restricted in Wisconsin, with now six clinics (five of which did not provide chemical or surgical abortions) that have shut their doors since Governor Walker stripped funding in 2011.
So let's take a look at the state stats, and see just how much work we still have to go:
In 2014, 5,640 abortions obtained by Wisconsin residents in the state. In 2015, that number is down 3% to 5,461.