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Abortion Statistics


2009 Missouri Abortion statistics compiled by the State of Missouri are available at http://health.mo.gov/data/vitalstatistics/mvs09/Preface.pdf

United States

  • 1.2 million abortions are performed each year in the United States. That number is down from the all time high of 1.6 million abortions recorded in 1990.

  • The national abortion rate is 19.5 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age.

  • The national abortion ratio is 24 abortions per 100 live births.

  • 3,300 babies die from abortion each day in the United States. That’s one every 24 seconds.

  • 15,600 unborn babies who are 21 weeks or older die each year from abortion.

  • Over 50 million American unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion on demand.


  • An estimated 50 million unborn children lose their lives to abortion each year worldwide.


This information is courtesy of Wisconsin Right to Life.




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