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"It is a very great poverty to decide that a child must die that you might live as you wish." — Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Abortion: About Abortions

When one thinks of abortion and about abortions being performed, one rarely thinks in terms of numbers. But they're staggering!

Statistics

Approximately 115,000 are performed every day worldwide!

Approximately 42,000,000 are performed worldwide each year!

3,700 are performed in the United States of America every day! — that's more than 1,000,000 per year!

1% occur because of rape or incest; 6% are performed because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, but 93% are done for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).

Life Stages

9 week human fetus
77% occur by the 10th week of pregnancy

12 week human fetus
12% are performed between the 11th & 12th week

14 week human fetus
6% happen between the 13th & 15th week

20 week human fetus
4% happen between the 16th & 20th week

22 week human fetus
1% of all abortions (16,450 per year) happen after the 20th week of pregnancy.







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