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U.S. Women Who Have Abortions

  • By age 45 about half of American women will have an unintended pregnancy and nearly 1 in 3 will have an abortion.
  • Demographic characteristics of women having abortions (age, race/ethnicity, religion, children, economic status, marital status).
  • 88% have their abortions in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Abortion surveillance—United States, 2006, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2009, Vol. 58, No. SS-8.

These graphics were made possible by a grant from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation