Just the Facts

Contributed by Olga Vanucci

  • There are about 900,000 abortions in the U.S. each year, a 40% reduction since 1990.
  • That’s 18.8 abortions for every 100 pregnancies.
  • The number of abortion providers has dropped from a high of 2,918 in 1982 to 1,671 in 2014.
  • The number of deaths annually in the U.S. resulting from abortions has declined from 2,700 women in 1930 to about 200 in 1965 to around 10 currently.
  • 88% of abortions take place in developing countries.
  • 49% of abortions in developing countries are unsafe. 
  • 6.9 million women are treated annually in developing regions for complications from unsafe abortions.

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