Madison, WI – On February 27, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin 2018, an annual publication of statistics on abortions performed in Wisconsin. Abortions in Wisconsin increased by 7% for the 2018 reporting year over 2017. Pro-Life Wisconsin offered the following:
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of yet another increase in the number of abortions in 2018. Each and every human life, no matter the circumstance of his or her conception, is made in the image and likeness of God. Despite the ardent efforts of pro-lifers across Wisconsin, 406 more babies died from abortion in 2018 than in 2017.
If 6,224 people were killed from a single cause in Wisconsin, you could bet there would be a law passed to stop those deaths.
Not if the cause was abortion.
That’s how many babies were murdered in 2018 by abortion, as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services today. 6,224!
With reliance on God, the author of all life, Pro-Life Wisconsin will ceaselessly labor until abortion is illegal and unthinkable. We pray for the day where no more babies die and no more mothers cry. We will continue to find new ways to encourage the pro-life community in Wisconsin to shake off apathy and recommit to justice for the most vulnerable.
Souls are at stake every day in Wisconsin, and it is our Christian duty to “speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all children of passing away” (Proverbs 31:8). We call upon Wisconsinites to speak boldly for life in the public forum – at school boards, churches, local, state, and federal governments to counter the culture of death.
Failure is not an option. We must end abortion and end it now. Innocent lives depend on us.