Abortion by the Numbers

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Abortion by the Numbers:
Although worldwide abortion numbers have decreased, millions of women elect prochoice every day and the numbers add up. On a worldwide scale, every 1 in 5 pregnancies end in abortion.
Worldwide:
Majority of the declining number of abortions came from developed countries where abortions are performed legally and safely from 39 to 26 per 1,000 women aged 15-44, versus in developing countries where majority of the abortions performed are unsafe an illegal from 34 to 29. From these figures we can see that more women in developing countries are more likely to have an abortion due impart to the disparities in developing nations such as a lack of contraceptives causing unintended pregnancies, lack of sexual education and male counterparts who oppose the idea of contraceptives. Worldwide, medication abortion has gained broad acceptance. At least 39 countries have registered mifepristone, 35 in the last 10 years. Because the world’s population is concentrated in Asia, most abortions occur there (26 million yearly); nine million of these take place in China.
In the US, abortions are steadily decreasing among women of child bearing age (15-44), with 40% among white women, 67% among blacks and 53% among Hispanics are unintended. Women in their 20s account for more than half of all abortions; women aged 20–24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and women aged 25–29 obtain 24%. Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic. The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life. Three-fourths of women cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not…...

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