According to the 2000 census, Bexar county is the 4th largest county in Texas, making up approximately 6.6% of the state’s population; unfortunately, in 2007 we were also responsible for almost 10% of the state’s total abortions.
In 2007, our county performed 7,372 abortions which ranked 3rd in the state. The 2007 abortion numbers were down only 1% from 2006, which was incidentally the worst year for abortions in the previous 5 years (2002).
Women between the age of 15 – 30 were responsible for 75% of the total abortions in Bexar county, with over 35% of this subgroup being between the ages of 20 – 24, women between 25 – 29 years old were responsible for almost 27% of the total abortions.
For the years 2002 – 2005, over 20% (1 in 5) pregnancies in Bexar county ended with abortion.
The next abortion day is this Saturday, cars start arriving around 7am.
More to come later.