United States Abortion Statistics from 1973 to 2012


55,808,387 ABORTIONS


Americans’ views concerning abortion…

  • 79 % do not support the current abortion-on-demand policy, saying abortion should be legal only in some circumstances (68%), or illegal in all circumstances (11%)

Marist Poll, December 2011

  • 78% believe that women who have abortions commonly experience moderately severe to very severe negative emotional reactions to abortion

Medical Science Monitor, 2003

  • 95% of women want to be informed of all risks of a medical procedure; 69% want to be informed of all alternatives

Journal of Medical Ethics, July 2006

  • 64% of women who experienced one or more abortions “felt pressured by others” to have the abortion.

Medical Science Monitor, Oct. 2004


Think about this:
One baby is aborted every
26 seconds
137 every hour
3,304 every day
23,196 every month
100,516 every month
1,206,192 every year
In the United States alone
                         Why do women have abortions?

  1. 74% say having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities.
  2. 73% say they cannot afford to have a child.
  3. 48% say they do not want to be a single parent, or have relationship problems with husband or partner.
  4. Less than 2% say they became pregnant as a result of rape or incest.