State Report: Abortions Down in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says the number of abortions reported in Ohio declined again in 2014, which had the fewest recorded since the data-tracking started in 1976.

In an annual report posted Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health says 21,186 pregnancies were terminated last year. That’s about 2,000 fewer induced abortions than were reported in Ohio in 2013.

The reports don’t speculate on reasons for the decline.

An Associated Press survey this year showed abortions have declined in Ohio and other states where new laws make it harder to have them but also waned in states where abortion rights are protected. In Ohio, at least a half-dozen abortion clinics have closed or reduced services over several years.

About 20,000 of the Ohio abortions last year, nearly 95 percent, were for Ohio women.