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Ohio Reported Abortions Decline to New Lows

by | Oct 2, 2020

2019 Abortion Report Demonstrates Ohio’s Pro-Life Momentum

COLUMBUS, Ohio—On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health released the annual Ohio Induced Abortion Report revealing a decrease in the number of reported abortions last year.  According to the report, abortions decreased by 323, which is a two percent decrease from 2018. From 2001 to 2019, the annual decline averaged approximately 960 abortions per year. 

To read the 2019 Ohio Abortion Report click here.

 “Ohio’s 2019 abortion report reveals what we already know: Ohio’s culture of life is advancing in the right direction,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “Tragically, 20,102 unborn babies still lost their lives to abortion in 2019 which far outpaces any cause of death for children in the state of Ohio.”

“Thanks to the compassion and conviction of Pro-Life Ohio, abortions continue to decline year after year. A culture of life is winning in Ohio and we are closer than ever to overturning Roe v. Wade. With renewed vigor Ohio Right to Life will continue to hold the abortion industry accountable and advocate on behalf of vulnerable women and their precious unborn children. In our lifetime we will end abortion in Ohio and we will no longer need an abortion report. Until then we will keep working tirelessly to affirm the right to life of every human. We look forward to the day when abortion is ended and no women feel as if she must choose between herself and her child.” 

Gonidakis concluded, “Pro-Life Ohio thanks President Trump, Governor DeWine, and our pro-life legislature for their passionate advocacy for life.”