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Infographic #1: U.S. Women Who Have Abortions

  • 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.

Infographic #2: How Do Women Pay for Abortions?

  • Lower-income women are more likely to be uninsured
    • Source: DeNavas-Walt C, Proctor BD and Smith JC, U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P60-243, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2012.
  • Only 17 states have policies to use their own funds to cover abortions for women on Medicaid

Infographic #3: Abortion in the U.S. Has Become Concentrated Among Poor Women

  • Compared with higher income women, poor women have unintended pregnancy rates 5X as high; abortion rates 5X as high and unplanned birth rates 6X as high

Infographic #4: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive Health Outcomes Reflect Broader Social and Economic Disparities

  • Broader social and economic disparities
    • Source: H. Mead, L. Cartwright-Smith, K. Jones, C. Ramos, K. Woods, and B. Siegel, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: A Chartbook, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2008.

Infographic #5: Barriers to Abortion Access