Monday, July 4, 2011

Abortion Statistics In The United States

Abortion Statistics

    They say that one in four babies are aborted! Chances are you know someone who had or will have an abortion. If you are pro-choice you will probably shrug it off as "it's their choice anyway." How sad to think that so many of our American citizens are lost due to abortion.

I rarely post statistical quotes, really stats are not the best but it does give us an idea of the true figures. The figures can easily be higher or lower on any given day because stats have to do with the performance of people and that is unpredictable. Statistics can also be easily manipulated. Statistics can only be so reliable. The stats posted here are from the Guttmacher Institute and is seen as a reliable source for information on abortion statistics.
It was and is today the statistics authority to Planned Parenthood. Alan F. Guttmacher was president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and a leader in the International Planned Parenthood Federation in the 1960s and early 1970

According to, Facts On Induced Abortion In The US by the Guttmacher Institute:

  • Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion."
  • Forty percent of pregnancies among white women, 69% among blacks and 54% among Hispanics are unintended. In 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in 2000. However, between 2005 and 2008, the long-term decline in abortions stalled. From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions occurred.
  • Each year, two percent of women aged 15-44 have an abortion; half have had at least one previous abortion.
  • At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and, at current rates, nearly one-third will have had an abortion.

          To read more about the facts on induced abortion in the US.

With 3,000 to 4,000 thousand abortions done everyday in the US alone, I don't find these figure hard to believe at all. Of course with any statistics it is only so accurate but who cares the point is chances are you know or will know a woman who will have an abortion some time in her life. There is an even greater chance that you know or will know someone involved with abortion in a personal way. I consistently meet woman of all ages who have had an abortion, just in my everyday life. We need to make good information that is focused on truth available to those around us, because abortion is an everyone issue.

We must not stay silent. Remember silence is approval and we must look out for one another!

If you know someone who is contemplating abortion consider showing them the truth and talking to them about what they actually have inside of them.

Sharable information that you can use:

Use this page to communicate the truth about abortion. Have To Have An Abortion?

Use this page to communicate the miracle of life and fetal development.Unborn Human Development

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