Detailed abortion statistics.
States the government web site:
The 1998 session of the Minnesota legislature amended Minnesota’s abortion reporting requirement to include all physicians licensed and practicing in Minnesota who perform abortions and all Minnesota facilities in which abortions are performed (MN Statutes, 145.4131 – 145.4136). A report must be completed and submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health for each procedure. This report is issued in compliance with MN Statute 145.4134 which requires a yearly public report of induced abortion statistics for the previous calendar year and statistics for prior years adjusted to reflect any additional information from late and/or corrected report forms, beginning with October 1, 1998 data.
The induced abortion report for 2012, just released this month, can be found here.
And the streets of Minnesota are quiet.
As has been noted here on previous occasions on the issue of the censorship of abortion statistics in Canada:
That being the case, it is difficult not to conclude that the government simply wants to make an exception in the case of abortion in order to prevent researchers or opponents from continuing to assemble the kind of numbers that may make some Canadians uncomfortable. There are thousands of tax-funded medical procedures carried out on a daily basis in Ontario, many of them of a similarly sensitive nature. Singling out abortion as the only exception to the rule of public access suggests the government’s real motivation is a desire to stifle debate and avoid having to answer the difficult questions that arise from Canada’s easy and unquestioning approach to the provision of abortion.
-Kelly McParland | Aug 10, 2012 11:37 National Post
There currently are no studies to examine why citizens in Minnesota are trusted with the concept of Open Data, but are not politically mature to handle it in British Columbia or Ontario.