“Abortion in the United States: Statistics and Trends,” Know the Numbers…

Posted: October 10, 2011 in Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice
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The National Right to Life has the following information in PDF format on their website here: http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/abortionstats.html

You can print the information out or send it by email, Facebook, or Twitter to a friend…

Abortion Statistics

United States Data and Trends

Reported Annual Abortions

1973 – 2008

                   GI              CDC
1973  744,600 615,831
1974  898,600 763,476
1975  1,034,200 854,853
1976  1,179,300 988,267
1977  1,316,700 1,079,430
1978  1,409,600 1,157,776
1979  1,497,700 1,251,921
1980  1,553,900 1,297,606
1981  1,577,300 1,300,760
1982  1,573,900 1,303,980
1983  1,575,000 1,268,987
1984  1,577,200 1,333,521
1985  1,588,600 1,328,570
1986  1,574,000 1,328,112
1987  1,559,100 1,353,671
1988  1,590,800 1,371,285
1989  1,566,900 1,396,658
1990  1,608,600 1,429,247
1991  1,556,500 1,388,937
1992  1,528,900 1,359,146
1993  1,495,000 1,330,414
1994  1,423,000 1,267,415
1995  1,359,400 1,210,883
1996  1,360,200 1,225,937
1997  1,335,000 1,186,039
1998  1,319,000 884,273*
1999  1,314,800 861,789*
2000  1,313,000 857,475*
2001  1,291,000 853,485*
2002  1,269,000 854,122*
2003  1,250,000 848,163*
2004  1,222,100 839,226*
2005  1,206,200 820,151*
2006  1,242,200 846,181*
2007  1,209,600 827,609*
2008  1,212,400
2009-10  1,212,400 §
§ NRLC base figure
*excludes NH, CA, and at least one other state

 
Abortions Level Off After Decline

After dropping 25% from a high of over 1.6 million in 1990, the number of abortions performed annually in the U.S. has leveled off at about 1.2 million a year.

Two independent sources confirm this latest trend: the government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute (GI), which was once a special research affiliate of abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

The CDC ordinarily develops its annual report on the basis of data received from 52 central health agencies (50 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia).GI gets its numbers from direct surveys of abortionists conducted every few years. Because of these different methods of data collection, GI has consistently obtained higher counts than the CDC. CDC researchers have admitted it probably undercounts the total number of abortions because reporting laws vary from state to state and some abortionists probably do not report or under-report the abortions they perform.

Nevertheless, because increases and decreases in CDC and GI numbers have usually roughly tracked each other, both sources are thought to provide useful information on abortion trends and statistics. The CDC stopped reporting estimates for some states in 1998, though, making the discrepancy larger.

Abortions from CA and NH have not been counted by the CDC since 1998, and other states have been missing from the totals during that time frame: OK in 1998, AK from 1998 to 2002, WV in 2003 and 2004, LA in 2005 and 2006, MD in 2007. For areas that did report, overall declines were seen from 1998 through 2007, though totals ticked up again in 2006.

GI’s latest survey found slightly higher numbers in 2008, but these may be due to the addition of abortionists missed in previous surveys. Increasing numbers of chemical abortions have also helped arrest previous declines.

Using GI figures through 2008, estimating 1,212,400 abortions for 2009 and 2010, and factoring in the possible 3% undercount GI estimates for its own figures, the total number of abortions performed in the U.S. since 1973 equals 53,310,843.

  The Consequences of Roe v. Wade:

53,310,843

Total abortions since 1973

Based on numbers reported by the Guttmacher Institute 1973-2008, with estimates of 1,212,400 for 2009-2010. GI estimates a possible 3% under reporting rate, which is factored into the total…”

Imagine over 53.3 MILLION murders in the USA only for the past 35 or so years and they don’t even make headline news because they are the “legal” murders. To put things in a real perspective…

53.3 million people is equal to roughly 0.765% of the world’s population, as of July of this year.

53.3 million people is equal to roughly 17.06% of the USA’s population as of October this year. (Give or take 1%) That means every 17th person you see in the USA is a picture of an aborted baby in the past 33 years!

53.3 million people is, roughly, equal to California’s population plus about 83% of New York’s population!

53.3 million people is, roughly, alittle more than the top 4 largest cities in the world combined! (The top four being Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Karachi, Pakistan; and Delhi, India. According to this article: http://exploredia.com/10-most-populated-cities-in-the-world-2011/)

If you do the math you will also find that 53.3 million people is roughly equal to the top 17 largest cities in America combined times 2!!! I pray you can proof me wrong, but sadly, it is true and that number keeps going up.

Although even one abortion is murder and only one abortion is too much, we need to know the numbers. 53.3+ million babies that have been aborted is unacceptable as a Christian. This must end before it gets worse…

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