Chemical and surgical abortions increased in Wisconsin in 2009, state report shows

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 2009 was 8,542, up from 8,229 in 2008. [That's 24 kids per day!]

This is the first increase in the number of abortions since 2003.

Statistics show the use of RU-486 has risen while surgical abortions have declined. Both chemical and surgical abortions are reported to the state of Wisconsin and are covered by the statistics. The use of the drug regimen RU-486 results in a chemical abortion.

Of the 8,542 reported abortions in 2009, 72 percent were surgical, 27 percent were chemically induced, and 0.6 percent were surgical procedures following a failed or incomplete chemically induced termination of pregnancy. In 2008, these proportions were 80 percent, 19 percent, and 0.4 percent, respectively.

According to a LifeSiteNews article, one out of four babies aborted early in the United States is killed by the abortion pill rather than a surgical procedure.

The chemical abortion method consists of first administering mifepristone, also known as RU-486, which kills the child before misoprostol is given two days later, a drug that induces the mother to expel the dead baby’s corpse.

These numbers of chemical abortions do not include the use of the morning after pill and other hormonal contraceptives, which can cause a pre-implantation abortion. The morning after pill is sold over the counter in drugstores nationwide.

Click here to read the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services report on 2009 abortions in Wisconsin.
Pro-Life Wisconsin 

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