Believe it or not, other jurisdictions actually provide the basic information we have requested. Wow, do they ever. For example, in Minnesota, the report by the Minnesota Department of Health on induced abortion is exhaustive, and includes detailed statistics facility by facility. So far, the sky has not fallen by the release of this data. Life as we know it continues, and the grownups involved act like grownups. Go figure!
The reasons these statistics are released is found in the yearly report:
Reports of induced abortion are not legal records and are not maintained permanently in the files of the State office of vital statistics. However, the data they provide are very important from both a demographic and a public health viewpoint. Data from reports of induced abortion provide unique information on the characteristics of women having induced abortions. Uniform annual data of such quality are nowhere else available. Medical and health information is provided to evaluate risks associated with induced abortion at various lengths of gestation and by the type of abortion procedure used. Information on the characteristics of the women is used to evaluate the impact that induced abortion has on the birth rate, teenage pregnancy, and out-of-wedlock births. Because these abortion data provide information necessary to promote and monitor health, it is important that the reports be completed carefully.
That report, in its entirety, can be found here.
You mean, some governments actually trust their citizens with knowledge?