As of this posting there have been nearly 58,000,000 abortions in America since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973.
“At current rates, nearly one in three American women will have an abortion by the time she reaches age 45.”
“Twenty-one percent of all U.S. pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.”
“A broad cross section of U.S. women have abortions:
- 58% are in their 20s;
- 61% have one or more children;
- 56% are unmarried and not cohabiting;
- 69% are economically disadvantaged; and
- 73% report a religious affiliation.”
“In 2011, 17% of legal induced abortions occurred in California (AGI).”
“…up to 78% of women to see an ultrasound of their babies choose not to have abortions.”
Follow the link below to learn about how abortion statistics are collected in the United States.
See abortion rates by state by following the link below.
In Missouri, the following restrictions on abortion were in effect as of July 1, 2015:
- A woman must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion and then wait 72 hours before the procedure is provided. Counseling must be provided in person and must take place before the waiting period begins, thereby necessitating two separate trips to the facility.
- Abortion is covered in private insurance policies only in cases of life endangerment, unless an optional rider is purchased at an additional cost.
- Health plans that will be offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion when the woman’s life is endangered.
- Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment.
- The use of telemedicine for the performance of medication abortion is prohibited.
- The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
- Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
Below is a worldwide abortion clock.
Quotes from Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood
(for these and more quotes see Diane Dew’s website)
“The most merciful thing a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race
On blacks, immigrants and indigents… “‘human weeds’, ‘reckless breeders’, spawning…human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization
On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities: “More children from the fit, less, from the unfit–that is the chief aim of birth control.” Margaret Sanger, Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12