WORLDWIDE:

  • # of abortions per year = about 42 million
  • # of abortions per day = about 115,000

U.S. Alone:

  • # of abortions per year = about 1.2 million
  • # of abortions per day = about 3,700

 

Who’s having abortions (age)?

  • 50% are younger than 25
  • 33% are between the ages of 20-24
  • 17% are teenagers and about 2% of them are younger than 15

Why women have abortions?

  • 1% because of rape or incest
  • 6% because of potential health reasons
  • 93% because of social reasons (i.e: they just don’t want a child)

Abortions and minors:

  • 40% of minors who have an abortion say that neither parent knows about the abortion

At what Gestational Ages are abortions performed?

  • 52% occur before the 9th week
  • 25% between 9-10th week
  • 11% between 11-12th week
  • 6% between the 13-15th week
  • 4% between the 16-20th week
  • 1% happen after the 20th week