Abortion Facts, Reasons And Aspects:

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  • 1.2 million women have an abortion in the U.S. every year.
  • 51% of people surveyed in the U.S. say Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
  • 37% of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion.
  • Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country's one-child policy.
  • Aborting a child because of its gender is legal in Sweden.
  • Between 100,000 and 500,000 abortions per year continue to be performed in India solely because the fetus is female.
  • Over 90% of women who learn that they are carrying a baby with Down Syndrome, will choose abortion over keeping their baby.
  • Abortion Kills More African-Americans Than the Seven Leading Causes of Death Combined.
  • Islam allows abortion if the pregnancy is a threat to the woman'slife or if it's the result of a rape and is less than 4 months old.
  • Frank Sinatra's mother ran an illegal abortion business from her home.
  • The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.
  • The mortality rate for abortions in the U.S. is 0.67 per 100,000 procedures. For colonoscopies is about 20 per 100,000 procedures.
  • On January 2000, due to a computer glitch, incorrect Down syndrome test results were sent to 154 pregnant women and two abortions were carried out.
  • In 1990, Belgium's government suspended its King from power for one day so that a law legalizing abortion could be passed without him, a Catholic, having to sign it.
  • The majority of women seeking an abortion are not teenagers: 58% are in their 20s, and 6 in 10 already have a child at home.
  • The Egyptian Kahun Papyrus (1850 B.C.) suggests crocodile feces either for preventing conception or as an abortifacient.
  • 40% of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion.
  • Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62% to 78% over the U.S. national rate, a study found.
  • Women undergoing abortion after 18 weeks gestation sometimes give birth to a fetus that may survive briefly. It happens in about 4 per 100,000 abortions.
  • 1 in 3 women in the UK have an abortion in their lifetime.
  • Homosexuality and abortion were decriminalised in Russia under Lenin's leadership.
  • 70,000 women worldwide die each year from back-street abortions.
  • Worldwide, around one quarter of pregnancies end in abortion. Nearly half are illegal.