The number of abortions performed in Nebraska continues to drop, according to new data from the state Department of Health and Human Services.
The report shows there were 2,004 reported abortions last year. That is a decline of 11.7 percent compared to 2014. Compared to two decades ago, the number of abortions in Nebraska has dropped 58 percent.
Most of the women were from Nebraska, although 175 came from Iowa, 25 from South Dakota, and 13 from Missouri. Women from seven other state also had an abortion here during the year.
The 2,004 abortions were performed by just six doctors, and 89 percent of the procedures were done during the first trimester of a pregnancy.
Women who had an abortion in 2015 were mostly white and in their 20s. Those between the ages of 20 and 34 account for roughly three-quarters of them.
Not using contraception and contraceptive failure were the main reasons reported for getting an abortion.
Although, ten women had one performed after being sexually assaulted, and seven others said their life was endangered.