1. 1.2 million women
    have an abortion
    in the U.S.
    every year.
  2. 51% of people surveyed in the U.S. say Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
  3. 37%
    of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion.
  4. Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country's one-child policy.
  5. Aborting a child because of its gender is legal in Sweden.
  6. Between 100,000 and 500,000 abortions per year continue to be performed in India solely because the fetus is female.
  7. Over 90% of women who learn that they are carrying a baby with Down Syndrome, will choose abortion over keeping their baby.
  8. Abortion Kills More African-Americans Than the Seven Leading Causes of Death Combined.
  9. Islam allows abortion if the pregnancy is a threat to the woman's life or if it's the result of a rape and is less than 4 months old.
  10. Frank Sinatra's mother ran an illegal abortion business from her home.
  11. The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.
  12. The mortality rate for abortions in the U.S. is 0.67 per 100,000 procedures. For colonoscopies is about 20 per 100,000 procedures.
  13. On January 2000, due to a computer glitch, incorrect Down syndrome test results were sent to 154 pregnant women and two abortions were carried out.
  14. In 1990, Belgium's government suspended its King from power for one day so that a law legalizing abortion could be passed without him, a Catholic, having to sign it.
  15. The majority of women seeking an abortion are not teenagers: 58% are in their 20s, and 6 in 10 already have a child at home.
  16. The Egyptian Kahun Papyrus (1850 B.C.) suggests crocodile feces either for preventing conception or as an abortifacient.
  17. 40%
    of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion.
  18. Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62% to 78% over the U.S. national rate, a study found.
  19. Women undergoing abortion after 18 weeks gestation sometimes give birth to a fetus that may survive briefly. It happens in about 4 per 100,000 abortions.
  20. 1 in 3 women
    in the UK
    have an abortion
    in their lifetime.
  21. Homosexuality and abortion were decriminalised in Russia under Lenin's leadership.
  22. 70,000 women worldwide die each year from back-street abortions.
  23. Worldwide, around one quarter of pregnancies end in abortion. Nearly half are illegal.
  24. Abortion is legal
    in Tunisia,
    an Arab country,
    since 1973.
  25. From 2011 to 2014, the U.S. abortion rate dropped by 12% due to a decrease in unintended pregnancies and an increase in contraceptive use.
  26. Vatican City is one of six countries worldwide that ban abortion completely, even if the mother's life is in danger.
  27. Of the 56 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 45% are not considered safe by WHO standards.
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