The state Department of Health Services says abortions performed in Wisconsin dropped by 10 percent last year. The annual report shows 5,800 induced abortions were performed in the state in 2014, down from 6,462 the year before.
Data collected by the state also show that the women between the ages of 20 and 24 accounted for 34 percent of abortions to Wisconsin residents, the largest category by far. About 13 percent were for women 35 or older, while 196 minors received abortions.
The report also shows that 44 percent of the abortions performed in the state last year were done within the first eight weeks of a pregnancy and 77 percent were for women who had never been married.