TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has published a report titled Abortions in Kansas, 2015, Preliminary Report.
The report reveals there were 6,974 abortions reported in 2015, which is 320 less than what was reported in 2014. There were 3,579 reports of in-state residents compared with 3,395 out-of-state residents. Of the 3,395 out-of-state residents who obtained abortions in Kansas, 3,060 were residents of Missouri. Women 20-24 years of age comprised the largest age-group seeking abortions.
State law requires that physicians, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers report abortions to KDHE. The Women’s Right-to-Know Act requires physicians who perform abortions to provide certain information and certify to KDHE the number of informed-consents obtained from patients.
This report is a preliminary analysis of these data as collected by the KDHE Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics.
The preliminary report can be viewed online here.