By law the Vital Statistics Branch must publish Ky’s abortion statistics for the calendar year by September 30. The 2020 Report shows an increase of 79 abortions at the EMW clinic over 2019. Planned Parenthood statistics were 368. This year the University of Kentucky healthcare system has been added.
The report shows that women ages 25-29 had the most abortions; in 2019 it was the 20-24 age group.
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Of the 4,104 abortions in Ky in 2020, 1,418 or 35% were for black women, up 1% from 2019.
Once again, college-educated women led the way in numbers of abortions: 2,199 with 1-4 years of college, and those with 5+ years had three, but the educational level of 22 women was unknown. As well, of the 4,104 total abortions, only one (1) was classified as ‘necessary.’
This is a very troubling report with many statistics that require professional explanation. Please watch for a follow-up article by Addia.