Abortion Facts – 90 Unknown Facts About Abortion

Facts on abortion

The U.S. has the highest abortion rate in the developed countries.

42% of women in U.S. have incomes below 100% of the federal poverty level i.e. $10,830 for a single woman with no children.

89% of all abortions are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy in U.S.

California had the highest number of abortions with 181,730 abortions in 2011, followed by New York and Florida.

265 women died due to illegal abortions in 1965.

In U.S., 50% of women obtaining abortions are younger than 25.

Nearly 1/3 of women in America have had an abortion by age 45.

Never married women accounts for 60% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on married women.

Australia, New Zealand, Sweden has the similar abortion rate as the U.S.

In U.S., the annual number of legal induced abortion doubled between 1973 and 1979, and peaked in 1990. But it steadily declined through the 1990’s.