- Abortion is the direct killing of a baby in a mother’s womb by ripping the baby apart, dismembering the baby, injecting a lethal substance into the baby or other similar means.
- The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal in all 50 states.
- Abortion is legal in all 50 states for any reason for the full nine months of pregnancy.
- Only one abortion procedure – partial-birth abortion – is prohibited in the United States.
- An estimated 50 million legal abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973.
- Over 92% of abortions are performed for social or “other” reasons – because the woman does not want to have the baby. Less than 1% of abortions are performed because the mother’s life is in danger or for cases of rape or incest.
- 64% of women report feeling pressured into having an abortion; women also report being forced to abort.
- 48% of abortions are repeat abortions -- the woman has already had one or more abortions.
- Approximately 80% of abortions are performed on unmarried women between the ages of 18-34.
- Women experience significant psychological and physical problems post abortion.
- 36% of all abortions in the United States are of African-American babies. African-Americans comprise 13% of the American population.
- Fathers have no legal rights to prevent their unborn children from being aborted.
- Babies suffer significant pain during an abortion procedure.
- Over 2 million couples each year are waiting to adopt a baby.
This information is courtesy of Wisconsin Right to Life.