Abortion Facts

ABORTION FACTS Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions in 2009. Source: http://www.plannedparenthood.org Planned Parenthood's current ratio of abortions to adoption referrals is 340:1 In 2009 they performed 332,278 abortions, and made 977 adoption referrals. Source: http://www.plannedparenthood.org There were, 25,196 abortions reported in Cook County, Illinois in 2009. On average, that equates to one life destroyed every 21 minutes. Source: Illinois Department of Public Health http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/abortion/abort09.htm African American Abortion Ratio in New York City (2009): 59.8% Live Births: 27,405 Induced Abortions: 40,798 Source: New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene/ Bureau of Vital Statistics for 2009 http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/vs/2009sum.pdf http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vs/vs.shtml Caucasian Abortion Ratio in New York City (2009): 20.4% Live Births: 38,438 Induced Abortions: 9,853 Source: New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene/ Bureau of Vital Statistics for 2009 http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/vs/2009sum.pdf http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vs/vs.shtml Percent of lives lost to abortion in New York City (2009): • 46.7% African American (national average is 37%) • 32.5% Hispanic • 11.3% Caucasian Source: New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene/ Bureau of Vital Statistics for 2009 http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/vs/2009sum.pdf http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vs/vs.shtml Since 1973, the year of the Supreme Court Decision Roe vs. Wade, 13 million African American lives have been lost to abortion. Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC) More African American babies have been killed by abortions since 1973 than the total number of African American deaths from AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer and heart disease combined. Approximate number of African American deaths since 1973: Abortion: 13+ Million Heart Disease: 2.26 Million Cancer: 1.64 Million Accidents: 307,723 Violent Crimes: 306,313 AIDS: 203,649 Source: Based on cumulative statistics provided by the US center for Disease Control;...

February 2005: Abortion

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rehear Roe v. Wade Overturn Urged for the Partial Birth Abortion Ban That  Was Declared Unconstitutional in 2004 Modern Day Genocide UNICEF May Be Freed From Decade of Abortion Promotion African Pediatrician Says USAID Now Allows Funds to be Used for Food, Health Care, and Abstinence KS Woman Hospitalized After Botched Abortion Dies Woman Wins Abortion-Breast Cancer Info Lawsuit Against Abortion Center Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act Introduced in Congress SilentNoMoreAwareness.org – Women Share the Adverse Effects of Abortion     Supreme Court Refusal to Rehear Roe v. Wade Reinforces the Need for States to Protect Women from the Risks of Abortion, Says Americans United for Life – Today, 22Feb05, the Supreme Court refused to consider a request to reconsider their judgment in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion in all 50 states for any reason at any time of pregnancy. The petition was made by Norma McCorvey, also known as Jane Roe who is the “Roe” of Roe v. Wade on whose behalf the Court sided in 1973 when making abortion legal. She had petitioned the court to reconsider its decision to make abortion legal based on more than 30 years of evidence that abortion harmed women. She asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the judgment which it issued in her favor 32 years ago. Lower courts had also dismissed McCorvey’s request. McCorvey used a “Rule 60 Motion,” which Congress provides for in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (See Court Watch 1-25-05 alert) It permits a litigant to request to “relieve” a party from a final act of the...

Abortion – Statistics/Demographics/Maternal Deaths from Abortion,1940-1972

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, by 7-2 votes, basically legalized abortion  in the U.S. through all 9 months of pregnancy by providing women with a “right to privacy” and defining “health of the mother”  as physical and emotional. It is legal to obtain an abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy for elective reasons in all 50 states. (Check out the yellow pages under “Abortion Services” and  read the ads.) The estimated total number of preborn legally killed by abortion in the U.S. 1973-2003, is 41,500,000. These were future workers, consumers, tax payers, musicians, leaders, scientists, doctors, teachers, and inventors.• Since 1973, abortion numbers increased until approximately 4,300 U.S. abortions occurred per day [1,550,000/yr, CDC figures]. In 1992, numbers began to drop slightly; by 1995, about 3,315 preborn were aborted per day. By 1997, the daily average number of abortions was 3,249 (1,186,039 preborn aborted in 1997). Since 1997, three states no longer report to the CDC (CA, AK, NH); this makes it more difficult to estimate actual U.S. abortion numbers. CDC figures are about 12% lower than those released by the AGI (Alan Guttmacher Inst -Planned Parenthood). 19%-20% of U.S. women obtaining legal abortions in 2000 were teenagers, aged 10-19; about 33% were aged 20-24 years [CDC, 2000]. Thus, of the approximately 1.3 million abortions every year in the U.S., about 50-55% of the women having abortions are under 25 years old [National Abortion Federation] Since 1973, approx. 41.5 MILLION babies have been legally destroyed by surgical abortion. According to industry trade group Computing Technology Industry Association, the US is NOT able...