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Abortion

Facts

  • One out of every 3 women in the US will have at least one abortion by the age of 45.

  • In the US, 89% of all abortions take place in the first trimester.

  • In countries like the US, where abortion is safe and legal, it's a one to two minute procedure, requiring no general anesthetic. The safety of induced abortion is clear and incontrovertible -- abortion is safer than taking an injection of penicillin.

  • Worldwide there are 42 million abortions that occur annually: 22 million are legal, 20 million are illegal and unsafe.

  • An estimated 75,000 women around the world die needlessly from botched abortions.

  • 5 million women are hospitalized annually for complications of unsafe abortions.