State report: Fewer abortions in Ariz. during 2012

PHOENIX (AP) — State health officials report that the number of abortions performed in Arizona in 2012 was down 7 percent from 2011.

The Department of Health Service’s annual report on abortion says 13,340 elective abortions were reported in 2012, down from 14,401 in 2011.

The department’s report also says over two-thirds of the report abortions were surgical, while the rest were performed through medication.

Of the women getting abortions in 2012, 98 percent were from Arizona, 58 percent were between 20 and29 years old and just under 80 percent were unmarried. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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