12 Need-to-Know Facts About Abortion

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1) Since 1973, there have been over 53 million abortions in the United States alone

To put that in perspective, that’s an average of about 1.3 million a year, about 108,000 a month, and over 3,500 per day. [Source]

2) Since 1971, there have been 336 million abortions in China alone

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3) According to one estimate, since 1973, there have been 1.72 billion (1,720,000,000) abortions worldwide

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4) By age 45, about 30% of U.S. women will have had at least one abortion

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5) 42% of U.S. women who have abortions have incomes below the federal poverty level ($10,830 for a single woman with no children)

Another 27% of U.S. women who have abortions have incomes between 100% and 199% of the federal poverty level. Together, that means that 69% of U.S. women who have abortions have incomes below twice the federal poverty level. [Source]

6) 51% of U.S. women who have abortions were using a contraceptive method in the month they got pregnant

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7) Minority women in the U.S. are over-represented in getting abortions

Black women have 30% of the abortions in the U.S., even though blacks make up 12.6% of the population. Hispanic women have 25% of abortions, even though hispanics make up 16.4% of the population. [Source]

8) 45% of abortions in the U.S. are obtained by women who have never been married and are not cohabiting

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9) 57% of abortions in the U.S. are obtained by women between the ages of 20 and 29

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10) 17.4% of abortions in the U.S. are obtained by teenagers

15-17 year olds obtain 6% of abortions, 18-19 year olds 11%, and teens younger than 15 obtain 0.4%. [Source]

11) 66% of all abortions occur after 7 weeks

At that point, an embryo has a heart beat, blood flow, brain activity, hair, is capable of motion, and the beginnings of all essential organs. [SourceSource]

12) 37% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. identify as Protestant, and 28% identify as Catholic

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