Ohio Department of Health data reveals hundreds of minors obtained abortions in 2021

Data released from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has shed light on abortion within the state in 2021, including the number of children (minors) who have undergone abortions. According to the data, over 500 minors were reported to have had abortions that year, and roughly 10% of those were under the age of 15.

Altogether, 538 abortions were committed on children under the age of 17; the age of consent in Ohio is 16. This means some of these pregnancies were, legally speaking, the product of statutory rape. While the most recent ODH report does not say how many abortions were committed because of rape or incest, at least 57 were committed on girls younger than 15, which is below the legal age of consent. Every one of those abortions should have been reported to police and investigated.

However, it may never be known if (or how many of) those girls were simply handed back to their abusers to continue to be victimized.

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Ohio requires parental consent for an abortion — but as was the case in the recent controversial situation with a raped 10-year-old who had an abortion, the parent can be complicit in the abuse, using abortion to cover up a crime. The abortionist in that case, Caitlin Bernard, was previously accused of failing to report child sex abuse. In the recent case of the 10-year-old, however, she did make a report to authorities.

It is not rare for the abortion industry to cover up the rape of children. Whether it is statutory rape or sexual abuse of adults, the abortion industry is known to have aided real-life predators, allowing them to use abortion as a tool to cover up abusers’ crimes, without ever notifying police.


Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, was even caught encouraging actors posing as traffickers to pretend to be their victims’ guardians and lie about victims’ ages to more easily circumvent sexual abuse reporting laws.

Other information included in the report revealed that 49% of abortions committed in Ohio were done on Black women, and nearly 83% of women who obtained abortions had never been married. Induced abortion rates in the state increased among nearly all age ranges in 2021.

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