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New report: 98% fewer babies aborted in Indiana in first quarter of 2024

by | Jun 12, 2024

By Indiana Right to Life

The Indiana Department of Health on May 31 released its official abortion report for the first quarter of 2024. The report shows a 98% decrease in abortions in the first quarter of 2024 (45 abortions) compared to the first quarter of 2023 (1,931 abortions). Indiana’s new abortion law SEA1 was blocked by an injunction through most of 2023.

Key takeaways from the report include:

  • 58 % of reported abortions (26) are induced by abortion drugs.
  • The majority of abortions (22) were done between 14 and 20 weeks; 12 abortions are reported at 21 weeks or later.
  • 62% of the reported abortions (28) listed lethal fetal anomaly as the cause; one abortion was listed as a result of rape.
  • The vast majority of reported abortions are reported as being done at Indianapolis’ Riley Health Maternity Tower (22 or 49%) and Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital (14 or 31%)

All reported statistics are currently unverifiable by public review due to the state’s blockage of access to properly redacted abortion report forms.

Read the state’s abortion report for Q1 Read the state’s abortion complication report for Q1