NARAL (pro-abortion) mailed voter registration forms to constituents to get them to vote, complaining that millions of women did not vote in 2000.
There are many who did not cast their ballots because they were aborted long before they reached voting age. According to the Alan Guttmacher Inst, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, 19,100,600 surgical abortions were reported from 1973-1986. The US Census Bureau records that 50.9% of births are female. This gives a total of 9,772,205 women, 18 years and older, who will never have an opportunity to cast a vote.
Perhaps NARAL would like to explain to their mailing list the reality of the impact that abortion has had on the number of women voters. Choice becomes a hollow word when faced with such data. [Jo Tolck, HLA Action News, Fall 2004]