In U. S., 22% of Pregnancies Aborted, 1.2 Million Abortions a Year

January 8, 2013

Just for everyone’s reference, according to the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, more than one in every five pregnancies in America today is terminated by induced abortion, adding up to more than a million abortions a year.

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6 Responses to “In U. S., 22% of Pregnancies Aborted, 1.2 Million Abortions a Year”


  1. I saw this “infograpic” go by recently, and it is supposed to be working for the pro-choice camp, but I think it a great cross-section of the brokenness of society.

    http://www.guttmacher.org/media/infographics/US-Women-Abortions.html#.UOxE7N9GOKk.facebook

    The same pro-choice website lists some statistics that make many of these abortions look like the result of irresponsibility. (And why not, if there don’t have to be any consequences for our actions?) http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

    The Guttmacher Institute reports that 67% of pregnancies among black women are unintended. That 54% of women who have abortions were using contraceptives when they became pregnant, but that 76% of those women also report using them “inconsistently.” Of those not using contraceptives, 26% reported having “unexpected” sex (contrasted with 1% who reported “forced” sex).

    “three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.”

    All this makes abortion look pretty unsympathetic to me.

    Then the website notes that the average abortion before ten weeks cost $451, as though it is comparing relative prices of contraceptives. The cost of that “unexpected” date night fun isn’t $451. It’s a human life.


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