Abortion Stats

Date: September 11, 2012

Category: Abortion

Update 1/21/15:

57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 by Steven Ertelt

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Additional Abortion Stats (Source: Life Issues Institute)

  • Over 54 million unborn babies have been lost to abortion since 1973 (the year abortion was legalized in the US).

  • Published in 2012, the most recent statistics show the CDC reported a total of 825,564 abortions (self-reported data from central health agencies of 45 states). The Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood’s research arm) reported a total of 1,212,400 based on data from direct surveys of abortionists.

  • The CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report lists that 46.1 percent of all abortions were performed on women who had at least one previous abortion.

  • Approximately 3,200 babies die every day from abortions.

  • Every 23 seconds a baby is killed by abortion in the US.

  • Based on Planned Parenthood’s own annual report, it has performed over 329,445 abortions, accounting for about 27% of all American abortions. It works out that Planned Parenthood performs an abortion every 96 seconds. (For more stats from the 2009-2010 Planned Parenthood Annual Report, click here .)

  • 40.2% of abortions in the United States are performed on African American women, while they represent only 13% of the female population of the country. For more information on how abortion is decimating the African American community and what can be done to stop it, go to www.ProtectingBlackLife.org.

Sources:

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report – Abortion Surveillance ---United States, 2008 

US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012 

National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund

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