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Who Is Having Abortions? It Might Not Be Who You Think

Who is having terminations? You only think you know the answer! You think it’s the 14-year-old who is too young and has no resources. Or, you think it’s the woman who got “caught” just this once and “needs” the abortion option. Or, a woman who was brutally raped.

But if you think all of the above, you are wrong on all counts. Here’s what years of documented statistics tell you:

  • 48% of abortions are repeat abortions – the woman has already had one or more terminations.
  • Women aged 18-34 have 80% of terminations.
  • Over 80% of women who have terminations are not married.
  • 61% of women who terminates pregnancies have one or more children.
  • African-Americans have 36% of all feticides nationwide and comprise only 13% of the population.
  • Less than 1% of abortions are performed for reasons of rape.

For more information on Wisconsin abortion numbers, please visit the Department of Health and Family Services website at for the most recent “Reported Induced Terminations of Pregnancy” booklet.

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