I've spent a little more time combing through the abortion statistics for Michigan and have found something quite disturbing about abortion on women from Wayne County. Women who live in Wayne County, which is the home of Detroit, had 8,486 abortions in 2004. In Michigan, there were 25,512 abortions performed on women who live in Michigan. This means that a third (33.26%) of abortions performed on women from Michigan are performed on women who live in just one of Michigan's 83 counties. Of the Wayne County's 8,486 abortions, 5,032 are performed on women who live in Detroit.
Almost 60% (5,000 abortions) of the abortions performed on residents of Wayne County are performed on woman who've already had at least one abortion and nearly 33% (2,780 abortions) of Wayne County residents receiving an abortion had 2 or more previous abortions. So one out of every three women from Wayne County walking into an abortion clinic to get an abortion is getting at least their 3rd abortion.
Repeat abortions statistics for the entire state are fairly high, 48% of women have already had at least one previous abortion and 22.3% have had two or more previous abortions, but are significantly smaller than the 58.9% and 32.8% respective percentages from Wayne County.
The only other county (though Oakland County came close) in the state that had higher repeat abortion percentages for both categories than the entire state is Genesee County (home of Flint) with 53.0% of women from Genesee County having at least one previous abortion and 25.7% of women having had 2 or more previous abortions. Genesee County and Wayne County are also the counties with the highest percentages of African-American residents in the state of Michigan with 20.4% and 42.2%, respectively.