Friday, July 16, 2010

Reported Abortions in Michigan down in 2009 to record low

The number of reported abortions performed in Michigan dropped 13.9% in 2009 to 22,357. This is the lowest number of reported abortions since the state required abortionists to file reports.

I am concerned that the actual drop in Michigan's abortions isn't as large and this large drop of reported abortions has more to do with an abortionist (or abortionists) failing to follow state law and deciding not to report all their abortions. The number of abortions performed in Macomb county dropped dramatically (over 30%) while abortions performed in neighboring counties Oakland and Wayne didn't increase dramatically. The majority of counties where abortions occur saw drops in the number of abortions performed but nothing resembling Macomb's huge reduction. I think it would take the closing of a rather large abortion mill to see the kind of location specific decrease that Macomb county saw and I'm not aware of a large abortion mill which closed up shop in Macomb county during 2009.

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