Abortions In America

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INCIDENCE OF ABORTION

• A total of 699,202 abortions were reported to CDC for 2012, the most recent year numbers are available. (Reporting is voluntary and not 100%.)

• In 2012, the total number of abortions decreased by 4.3% over 2011 numbers. In 2011, the total number of abortions decreased by 5% over 2010 numbers.

• The Associated Press reported in June, 2015, that nationwide the number of abortions decreased by an average 12% since 2010.

• CDC showed that 3,988,076 babies were born in the U.S. in 2014, the most recent year numbers are available.

• In the United States, about half of all pregnancies are unintended.
• Of all unintended pregnancies, 4 in 10 are aborted.

• Twenty-one percent of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion (not including natural miscarriages).(2011 numbers)

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View abortion victim photos and a video of an actual abortion. (Warning: Some may find the images disturbing.)

• There has been a steady decline in abortions since 1980.

• Each year, about 1.7% of all women aged 15-44 have an abortion.

• Of the women obtaining abortions in any given year, about half of them have had at least one previous abortion.

• By age 45, one third of American women will have had at least one abortion, although this figure is now in dispute and may be much lower.

• Some 1.06 million abortions were performed in 2011, down from 1.21 million abortions in 2008, a decline of 13%.

• The U.S. abortion rate in 2011 was 13.9 abortions per 1,000, down from 19.4 per 1,000 in 2008.

• 88.7% of all abortions take place by the twelfth week of pregnancy.

• 12% of abortions in the U.S. occurred in teenagers.

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WHY WOMEN GET ABORTIONS

• Some 1.06 million abortions were performed in 2011, down from 1.21 million abortions in 2008, a decline of 13%.

• Women who have never been married account for one-third of abortions in America.

• Less than 1% of all abortions take place because of rape and/or incest.

Women give an average of 3.7 reasons why they are seeking an abortion including the following:

• 21% Inadequate finances
• 21% Not ready for responsibility
• 16% Woman’s life would be changed too much
• 12% Problems with relationships, unmarried
• 11% Too young and/or immature
• 8% Children are grown; she has all she wants
• 3% Baby has possible health problems
• <1% Pregnancy caused by rape/incest
• 4% Other

ABORTION BY GESTATIONAL AGE

Of all abortions at 8 weeks or under, 71.2% are surgical procedures while 28.5% are medication abortions.

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Read: Number of Late-term Abortion Facilities in the USA May Surprise You

ABORTION BY TYPE OF PROCEDURE

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ABORTION BY MATERNAL AGE

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View an Archive of Documented Abortion Patient Death Reports by Operation Rescue

ABORTION BY RACE

• Blacks comprise only 13% of the population of America but account for 37% of all abortions.

• Black women are five times more likely to abort than white women.

• 69% of pregnancies among Blacks are unintended, while that number is 54% among Hispanics and 40% of pregnancies among Whites.

• Planned Parenthood, the largest seller of abortions in the United States, has located 80% of its abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods, disproportionally targeting minorities for abortion.

Read Report: “Racial Profiling and Population Control,” by Mark Crutcher, Life Dymanics.

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ABORTION BY RELIGION

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ABORTION BY ANNUAL INCOME

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ABORTION BY EDUCATION LEVEL

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ABORTION BY NUMBER OF PREVIOUS BIRTHS

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ABORTION FACILITIES

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2016-surgical-abortion-clinics-by-gestation• As of September 2016, there were 730 outpatient abortion facilities in the U.S.
• Of those, 515 were surgical abortion facilities and 215 offered only medication abortions.
• Since 1991, 81% of all surgical abortion facilities in the U.S. have closed.

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Read about the Late-Term Induction Abortion Method

Read Special Report: Late-Term Abortion Facilities

Read documents related to every abortion facility in the U.S. at AbortionDocs.org.

Archive of Reports on Abortion Clinic Closures 2014-2016

NEW TREND WARNING ABOUT ILLEGAL ABORTIONS

Read “Underground Abortions: Beware of Alarming New Trend”

PUBLIC OPINION ABOUT ABORTION

Since the election of President Barack Obama, Americans have experienced a shift in how they view abortion. In the spring of 2009, several polls showed that for the first time, the majority of Americans identified themselves as “pro-life.”

GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION TREND: APRIL 1975 – MAY 2016
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GALLUP PUBLIC OPINION TREND: PRO-LIFE V. PRO-CHOICE
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GALLUP ABORTION BY STAGE OF PREGNANCY TREND: JULY 1996 – DECEMBER 2012
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