Less than 1% of Minnesota Abortions Due to Rape or Incest State Report Finds

This new survey data released by the Minnesota Department of Health shows that 73 out of 11,500 abortions performed in Minnesota last year were due to rape or incest. This come out to 0.63% or just over sixth-tenth of 1% of Minnesota termination procedures.

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Nine Abortions?

A new Minnesota Health Department report finds that sixteen women in that state had their ninth or more abortion last year. Assuming the same rate of repeat abortions nationally, this would translate into over 1,500 women annually having their ninth or more abortion just last year.

47% of U.S. abortions are repeat abortions according to the Planned Parenthood founded Guttmacher Institute. The same Guttmacher report also states that 2002 data from Maryland showed 72% of abortions in that state were repeats.

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Minnesota Abortions Drop to Historic Low

From LifeNews:

Abortion numbers fell for the fourth straight year in Minnesota, according to the latest report issued today from the Minnesota Department of Health. The decrease follows a trend of fewer abortions statewide since the Positive Alternatives program began in July 2006.

The Positive Alternatives program provides alternatives to MN abortion programs, and focus on supporting, encouraging, and assisting women in carrying their pregnancies to term and caring for their babies after birth. This program is credited with bringing down total abortion numbers by 7%!

The annual Abortion Report shows a total of 11,505 abortions were done in Minnesota in 2010, more than seven percent fewer than the 12,388 done in 2009. The 2010 total is the lowest number on record since two years after the [1973] Roe v. Wade decision released by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down pro-life laws protecting women and unborn children across the country.

— 2011 (c) Live Action —

State Report Shows 33% of Minnesota Abortions Paid for by Taxpayers

Planned Parenthood likes to state that government funds do not pay for abortions. While it is true that Federal funds are barred from going to directly pay for most (but not all) abortions, there is significant direct funding of abortion with taxpayer funds by government entities outside of the federal level. Here are some examples of Planned Parenthood making misleading claims about abortion funding:

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Planned Parenthood Increases Minnesota Abortion Market Share for 5th Straight Year

The State of Minnesota has released its 2010 report on abortion and it finds that abortion has dropped 7% since 2009. Planned Parenthood though did not see their abortion numbers fall as they have increased their abortion totals and abortion market share every year since 2005 as the chart below illustrates.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota Abortion Market Share Chart
Source: State of Minnesota

Total abortions in Minnesota stand at 11,505 which is a drop of almost 14% since 2005 when human terminations totaled 13,362. At Planned Parenthood abortions have risen by 1,021 over the same period from 3,012 to 4,033 or an increase of 33.9%.