State reports slight increase in Indiana abortions for 2020


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Indiana grew slightly last year, with a new state report showing that drug-induced abortions made up a majority of the procedures for the first time.

The state health department report shows that the number of abortions in Indiana grew by 119, or 1.6%, to 7,756 during 2020. Drug-induced abortions represented 55% of Indiana’s total, about double the state’s rate from 2016.

Indiana’s Legislature passed a law this year aimed at requiring doctors to tell women undergoing such abortions about a disputed “abortion reversal” treatment for potentially stopping the process. That law, however, was blocked by a federal judge.

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