Revealing Statistics: America in Decline
Subtitle: Present Costs of the War against God
This page is only one of 18 sections of an extensive collection of statistics testifying to the above. See and read the main page HERE with the Table of Contents, by God's grace.
After reaching 25 percent from a high of over 1.6 million in the year 1990, the number of abortions performed annually in the U.S. has leveled off at about 1.2 million infants murdered by abortion a year, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI). The CDC ordinarily develops its annual report on the basis of data received from 52 central health agencies (50 states plus New York City and District of Columbia). AGI obtains its numbers from direct surveys of abortionists conducted every few years. http://www.christianliferesources.com/?5511
2012: Since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision of 2012, it is estimated there has been over 54 million babies murdered by abortion. ^
Approximately 22% of all U.S. pregnancies ended in abortion (excluding miscarriages). Jones RK and Kooistra, K., Abortion incidence and access to services in the United States, 2008, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2011, 43(1):41-50.
Women who have never married and are not cohabiting account for 45% of all abortions. Jones RK, Finer LB and Singh S, Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients, 2008, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.
57% of all women having abortions between 15-44 are in their 20’s. 36% of non-Hispanic women are abortions were white, 30% are non-Hispanic black, and 25% are hispanic. ^
37% of women killing babies by abortion were Protestant, (include those who identified as “Christian” but who did not specify a denomination) while 28% were Catholic, and 20% identified themselves as born-again, evangelical, charismatic or fundamentalist (in 2000, some 13% of abortion patients aged 18 and older identified as born-again or evangelical before the question was reworded slightly for the 2008 survey), while 27% gave no religious affiliation, increasing from 22% in 2000. https://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/US-Abortion-Patients.pdf
Protestants, were underrepresented among those committing abortion (In proportion to the total number of Protestants nationwide), and the relative abortion rate for this group was lower than the rate for all women. ^
Catholics have abortions at a rate 29% higher than Protestants, even after standardizing for age and excluding nonwhites and Hispanics. 12Stanley K. Henshaw and Katheryn Kost , Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 28, no. 4 (July/Aug. 1996), based on an AGI survey of 9,985 women obtaining abortions in 1994-95.
1 out of 6 women (1996) who had an abortion were identified as "Evangelical Christians."12
55% of adults are against legalized abortion in all or most circumstances, while 42% support it. Barna research 2001 http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=103
37%. of Americans say abortion is morally acceptable. http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=Topic&TopicID=2
7 out of 10 U.S. women are sexually active but do not want to become pregnant. (AGI 2000). 12Alan Guttmacher Institute ,http://www.agi-usa.org
The typical U.S. woman wants only 2 children. To achieve this goal, she must use contraceptives for roughly 3 decades. The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), Fulfilling the Promise: Public Policy and U.S. Family Planning Clinics, New York: AGI, 2000. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_contr_use.html
At current rates, an estimated 43 percent of American women will have at least one abortion by the age of 45. 12Facts in Brief: Induced Abortion, 2000. http://juneauchoice.com/whohasabortions.htm From 1973 through 2005, 40 percent Sarah Kliff of Newsweek, based upon data from Guttmacher Institute
40% of women ages 15 to 44 have had at least one abortion. ^ 12
The U.S. has the highest rate of teen pregnancies and births among western industrialized nations. http://www.coolnurse.com/teen_pregnancy_rates.htm
Approximately 4 in 10 young women in the U.S. become pregnant at least once before turning 20 years old. 12 Facts in Brief: Teen Sex and Pregnancy, 1996.
4 out of 10 teen pregnancies end in murder by abortion. (1999) ^ 12
The United States has one of the highest abortion rates among developed countries -- 26 abortions in 1992 for every 1,000 women aged 15 - 44. Facts in Brief, 12 September, 1995; http://www.californiaprolife.org/abortion/aborstats.html
Based on data from 1992, almost 1 out of every 3 of all pregnancies in the U.S. ended in murder by abortion (1.4 million abortions each year). http://tennesseerighttolife.org/human_life_issues/human_life_issues_abortion_lies_and_myths.htm 22 percent in 2008 study. Jones RK et al., Abortion in the United States: incidence and access to services, 2005, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2008, 40(1):6–16.
Since abortion was legalized by our Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade, more than 30 million babies have been killed. This now amounts to one eighth the population of the entire United States. Statistics Concerning the State of America http://freedomministries.com/outlinestats.html
Approx. 85% of all abortions were among unmarried women, 29% of whom were cohabiting. 61% of women having abortions already had at least one child, including 34% who had two or more children. Rachel K. Jones, Lawrence B. Finer and Susheela Singh, "Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients," 2008
Only 8% of women having abortions have never used a method of birth control; 12 Facts in Brief: Induced Abortion, in the U.S. (9 August 2002 ). http://www.agi-usa.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html
Only about 1 percent (13,000 abortions) each year are attributed to rape and incest- 12^ Approx. 2% in “Why Do Women Have Abortions?" A. Torres & J.D. Forrest, Family Planning Perspectives, Jul/Aug 1988
58% of women committing murder by abortion say they used birth control during the month of conception. 12 http://www.noelforlife.org/resources/readfacts.asp?number=45&topic=&display=
50% of such say that abortion is their only means of "birth control." 12
40 % of women who had abortions in the U.S. had no other children; 12
45 % of women who had abortions in the U.S. had at least one previous abortion; 12
52% of U.S. women having abortions are younger than 25 years old. 12
Over 93% of abortions are performed for social reasons. "Why Do Women Have Abortions?"A. Torres & J.D. Forrest, Family Planning Perspectives, Jul/Aug 1988
1% of abortions are performed due to life or health threat to the mother: "Why Do Women Have Abortions?"A. Torres & J.D. Forrest, Family Planning Perspectives, Jul/Aug 1988
66 percent of divorced couples in the United States are childless [not necessarily due to abortion], versus with 40 percent who have kids. just 41 percent. http://www.smartmarriages.com/divorce.factors.html
Women who have had abortions face a 58 percent greater risk of dying during a later pregnancy. Reardon, Aborted Women-Silent No More, (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1987).
The likelihood of having breast cancer is [up to] 150% greater for women who had an abortion before the age of 18. Having an abortion before the age of 30 increases the risk 110%. Before the age of 45 = 50%. Study by Dr. Janet Daling in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, November 2, 1994, (pp. 1584-1592). http://www.abortionfacts.com/breast_cancer_connection/studies.asp See also http://www.leaderu.com/ftissues/ft9705/opinion/brind.html http://www.pregnantpause.org/safe/abckahl.htm
Researchers, from Belgium, Greece and Italy, found that women who became pregnant following a breast cancer diagnosis had a 42 percent lower risk of dying than women with breast cancer who did not get pregnant. Yahoo HealthDay News, March 25, 2010. http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20100325/hl_hsn/pregnancymayprotectbreastcancersurvivors/print
Abortions increase the risk of low birth weight in future pregnancies by a factor of three, and of premature birth by a factor of two, based upon a study of 45,000 single-child live births from 1959 to 1966. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (JECH). http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1695927,00.html
Breast cancer risk increased 140% following a abortion.(British Journal of Cancer 1981; 43:72-6 )
Black women of age 50 and above who had at least 1 induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 370%. Study by Howard University study December, 1993 issue Journal of the National Medical Association. http://www.abortionfacts.com/breast_cancer_connection/studies.asp
4% of abortions are performed due to health of the baby: "Why Do Women Have Abortions?" A. Torres & J.D. Forrest, Family Planning Perspectives, Jul/Aug 1988
After 1 or more abortions, 48% of women experienced abortion-related complications in later pregnancies, with over 2 miscarriages for every live birth. 12.5% of first trimester abortions required stitching for cervical lacerations. Wilke, Handbook on Abortion, (Cincinnati, Hayes Publishing Co., 1979). Lacerations occurred in 22 percent of aborted women."Abortion in Hawaii", Family Planning Perspectives (Winter 1973) 5(1):Table 8.
Cervical damage from previously induced abortions increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and complications of labor during later pregnancies by 300 - 500 percent. Hogue,"Impact of Abortion on Subsequent Fecundity", Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (March 1986), vol.13, no.1. (premature birth is the #1 cause of infant mortality and mental retardation).http://www.abortionfacts.com/reardon/after_effects_of_abortion.asp , from David C. Reardon pamphlet. See also http://www.letusreason.org/Curren12.htm and http://www.family.org/cforum/fosi/bioethics/facts/a0027728.cfm
Abortion increases the rate of suicide upwards to 600%. Shelton JD, Schoenbucher AK. Death after legally induced abortion. A comprehensive approach for determination of abortion-related deaths based on record linkage. Public Health Rep. 1978; 93(4):375-8. http://www.messengers2.com/articles/science/abortion_effects.htm
Women who had an abortion are 2.6 times more likely than delivering women to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment in the first 90 days following abortion or delivery. Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) David Reardon, Ph.D. http://www.afterabortion.org/news/inpatient_CMAJ.html
Women who elected to murder their babies by abortion (“elective terminations”) had 6.5 the risk of suicide, and 14 times the risk of being a homicide victim. 1997, Scandinavian medical journal, Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1997;76:651-657 http://togetherforlife.ca/stats/stats2.htm
Almost 80% of teen mothers end up on welfare. Overall monetary cost to tax payers: $120 billion+. http://www.theodora.com/teddy/newyork/teenage.html Calculations based on the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1979-1985) in Congressional Budget Office. (1990, September). Sources of Support for Adolescent Mothers. Washington, DC:
12Alan Guttmacher Institute, 120 Wall Street, 21st Floor, New York, N.Y. 10005; http://www.agi-usa.org/