According to the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, Delaware failed to report one-third of the abortions it performed in 2008. The statistics also reveal that Delaware has the highest abortion rate in the nation, at 40 abortions annually per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44.
Guttmacher reports that 7,070 abortions were performed in the state in 2008, the last year for which figures are available. However, the state Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) received reports from abortion clinics totaling just 4,603 abortions for the year.
Ellen Barrosse, president of A Rose and a Prayer, discovered the discrepancy through research. She is calling on Attorney General Beau Biden (the vice president’s son) to find out why DHSS was given inaccurate numbers.
“For too long, abortion providers have been allowed to practice without regulation or safeguards,” she said, “and it now appears that the scope of their operations has been hidden by false reports to government authorities, as well.
“Delawareans need to know the whole truth behind our state’s abortion industry.”