As I said, I'd rather not get into the whole 'abortion' talk, but if you insist, heres some facts/statistics
Number of abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million
Number of abortions per day: Approximately 126,000
Where abortions occur:
78% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 22% occur in developed countries.
Legality of abortion:
About 26 million women obtain legal abortions each year, while an additional 20 million abortions are obtained in countries where it is restricted or prohibited by law.
Worldwide, the lifetime average is about 1 abortion per woman.
Number of abortions per year: 1.37 Million (1996)
Number of abortions per day: Approximately 3,700
Who's having abortions (age)?
52% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 32% of all abortions; Teenagers obtain 20% and girls under 15 account for 1.2%.
Who's having abortions (race)?
While white women obtain 60% of all abortions, their abortion rate is well below that of minority women. Black women are more than 3 times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are roughly 2 times as likely.
Who's having abortions (marital status)?
64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women; Married women account for 18.4% of all abortions and divorced women obtain 9.4%.
Who's having abortions (religion)?
Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.; Catholic women account for 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as "Born-again/Evangelical".
Who's having abortions (income)?
Women with family incomes less than $15,000 obtain 28.7% of all abortions; Women with family incomes between $15,000 and $29,999 obtain 19.5%; Women with family incomes between $30,000 and $59,999 obtain 38.0%; Women with family incomes over $60,000 obtain 13.8%.
Why women have abortions
1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).
At what gestational ages are abortions performed:
52% of all abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy, 25% happen between the 9th & 10th week, 12% happen between the 11th and 12th week, 6% happen between the 13th & 15th week, 4% happen between the 16th & 20th week, and 1% of all abortions (16,450/yr.) happen after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Likelihood of abortion:
An estimated 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old. 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one previous abortion.
according to this site...
Since Roe v. Wade, in 1973, over 40 million choices have been made that have resulted in the deaths of unborn children.
--> Over 1.3 million people a year have been killed through abortion in the United States.
-->Abortion killed 64 times more Americans than all 12 of our wars combined.
-->To equal the average number of abortion deaths in one year, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center would have had to have been almost 440 times more lethal.
-->Abortion worldwide kills more people in 42 days than the Holocaust did in 12 years.
-->38 million people equals approximately 13.5 percent of the current population of the United States.
-->The number of people killed by abortions since 1973 exceed the current populations of each of the 50 states, including California.
-->1 out of every 4 Americans babies are aborted.
-->This number is greater than the current populations of Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, and Denmark COMBINED.
-->It would have taken 487 Hiroshima type nuclear attacks to kill as many people as abortion has killed since Roe vs. Wade.
-->40% of all abortions are performed on college aged women.
-->Abortion is inherently unsafe to the mother.
-->Physical problems from abortion can include hemorrhage, infection, sterility and even death.
-->Psychological effects can include depression and mental trauma to divorce and suicide.
-->Women often experience "severe" or "intense" pain during an abortion.
-->The psychological effects of an abortion are so well documented, that psychologists have grouped them under one name: post-abortion syndrome (PAS). Women may experience symptoms of PAS right after the abortion, but oftentimes PAS does not manifest itself until many months or years after the abortion.
-->Symptoms of PAS are: recurrent memories, dreams of the abortion experience, avoidance of emotional attachment, relationship problems, sleep disturbance, guilt, memory impairment, hostile outbursts, and substance abuse.
-->Fathers, grandparents, and siblings can also experience the psychological effects of abortion.
Here's a graph you can look at too...
I'm sorry, in my personal opinion, that sure seems like it's being used as the contraceptive of today.
<span style="font-style: italic">things we've learned from the movies - - when they're alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other....