The yearly report on abortions carried out in Minnesota, which includes information on the number of abortions carried out in the state in 2021, was released by the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday, entitled, “Induced Abortions in Minnesota January – December 2021”.

This year, the report’s release comes amid increased fervor surrounding the abortion debate, just a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the constitutional right to abortion protected under 1973’s Roe v. Wade.

The share of abortions performed in Minnesota obtained by the state’s residents has remained relatively consistent over time, between about 89 and 93 percent since the late 1980s.

The number of abortions done in Minnesota (10,136 in 2021) and the abortion rate are both pretty consistent with previous years, according to Friday’s statistics. Abortions in the state have decreased from an average of roughly 17,700 annually in the 1980s to 10,105 on average over the past ten years.

While the report shows many of the 2021 abortion stats are continuations of trends seen in recent years, including the number of abortions and the demographics of the people getting them, abortions resulting in a born-alive infant were also reported.

The report states that the Minnesota Legislature mandates that abortion providers disclose when infants are delivered alive after botched abortions. In accordance with state legislation, doctors must provide born-alive abortion survivors giving precautions to protect the child’s life and health with proper medical care.

However, during botched abortions in Minnesota in 2021, several infants were left to die after being born alive. The Minnesota Health Department report revealed that five different events involving abortion procedures resulted in the birth of live infants and that no incident involved the use of life-saving measures.

The recent incident is that no attempts were made to save the lives of the two infants despite the fact that two infants were pre-viable and one infant who has an unspecified fetal abnormality was also neglected medically and died.

Read it here: Health State

Sources: WND, APnews, CBSnews

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