Myths and facts presented out of context are all too common in the U.S. abortion debate. Misinformation extends to even the most basic questions: Who are the women who obtain abortions? Why do they decide to end a pregnancy? What are their life circumstances?

The Guttmacher Institute addresses many of these questions in its video “Abortion in the United States,” which has received more than 82,000 views on YouTube since its launch in May 2011. We are now pleased to make this informative tool available in Spanish. “El Aborto en los Estados Unidos” aims to ensure that the debate around abortion is based on sound evidence and placed in the proper context of closely related issues like unintended pregnancy, contraceptive use and sex education.

Watch the video “El aborto en los Estados Unidos”

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Watch the original English language video

About Guttmacher’s work:

The Guttmacher Institute provides a wealth of information and analysis on abortion and the characteristics of women who obtain the procedure, as well as on contraceptive use and access and financing for sexual and reproductive health services.

Innovative features like the Institute’s International Data Center and State Center allow users to compile, sort, graph and map a multitude of data on sexual and reproductive health, while its Evidence Checks condense complex research findings and help differentiate sound studies from junk science.