History of Abortion Statistics
U.S. Abortion Statistics
National statistics on abortion come from either the Center for
Disease Control or the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of
Planned Parenthood. For a detailed discussion and the difference between the two, visit NRLC.
The AGI reported 1.3 million abortions in 2003. This number is a
drop from the all time high of 1.6 million in 1990.
Every day, 4,000 children die to abortion in the United States.
One baby dies every 24 seconds in the United States.
Over 48 million abortions have occured in the U.S. since Roe v
Wade in 1973.
AGI reports that about 50 million lives are lost to abortion every year in the world.
The overwhelming majority of all abortions, 93%, are done as a means of birth control. Only 1% are performed because of rape or incest; 3% because of fetal abnormalities; 3% due to the mother's health problems.
For every two babies born another baby dies in an abortion.
That's 1.2 million babies each year;
That's over 3,300 babies every day;
That's 1 baby every 25 seconds;
That's over 53 million babies since 1973;
And that's just here in America...
At 22 days after conception, a baby's heart is already beating.
Do You Know? At 6 weeks, brain waves can be measured. At 8 weeks, the stomach, liver, and kidneys are functioning, and fingerprints have formed. At 9 weeks, the unborn child can feel pain.
Do You Know? That 700,000 abortions are performed each year in America after 9 weeks into the pregnancy.
Statistical Reasons Abortions are Performed in the United States
Abortion statistics reflect that in the United States, very few abortions are for rape, or incest, or life of the mother, which are the main acceptable reasons to the American public.
The overwhelming majority of all abortions, (95%), are done as a means of birth control.U.S. Abortion Statistics, U.S. State abortion statistics, by Race, by Age, Worldwide abortion statistics, teen abortion statistics
Only 1% are performed because of rape or incest;
1% because of fetal abnormalities;
3% due to the mother's health problems.
Reasons Women Choose Abortion (U.S.)
Wants to postpone childbearing: 25.5%
Wants no (more) children: 7.9%
Cannot afford a baby: 21.3%
Having a child will disrupt education or job: 10.8%
Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy: 14.1%
Too young; parent(s) or other(s) object to pregnancy: 12.2%
Risk to maternal health: 2.8%
Risk to fetal health: 3.3%
Other: 2.1% - Greed
Abortion Statistics bring you these Bible verses
Revelation 1:16-2016 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.
20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.
Source: Bankole, Akinrinola; Singh, Susheela; Haas, Taylor. Reasons Why Women Have Induced Abortions: Evidence from 27 Countries. International Family Planning Perspectives, 1998, 24(3):117–127 & 152 As reported by: The Alan Guttmacher Institute Online: