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Fast facts – abortion. What You Need To Know About Abortion, Fast

  • Fast fact – Abortion is the direct killing of a baby in a mother’s womb by ripping the baby apart, dismembering the baby, injecting a lethal substance into the baby or other similar means.
  • The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal in all 50 states.
  • Abortion is legal in all 50 states for any reason for the full nine months of pregnancy.
  • Only one abortion procedure – partial-birth abortion – is prohibited in the United States.
  • Over 55 million legal abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973.
  • Fast fact- abortion is one of the leading cause of infant deaths. Over 3,300 unborn babies die from abortion in the United States every day. In Wisconsin, 19 abortion deaths occur each day.
  • Over 92% of abortions are performed for social or “other” reasons – because the woman does not want to have the baby. Less than 1% of abortions are performed because the mother’s life is in danger or for cases of rape or incest.
  • 64% of women report feeling pressured into having an abortion; women also report being forced to abort.
  • 48% of abortions are repeat abortions — the woman has already had one or more abortions.
  • Approximately 80% of abortions are performed on unmarried women between the ages of 18-34.
  • Women experience significant psychological and physical problems post abortion.
  • 36% of all abortions in the United States are of African-American babies. African-Americans comprise 13% of the American population.
  • Fathers have no legal rights to prevent their unborn children from being aborted.
  • Babies suffer significant pain during an abortion.
  • Over 2 million couples each year are waiting to adopt a baby.
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