Did you know that since 1973 there have been ~1.6 million legal abortions in Georgia? As a size comparison, that’s more than the number of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
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- Approximately 862,320 abortions were performed in 2017 in the U.S., down 7% from 926,190 in 2014.
- At 2014 abortion rates, about one in four (24%) women will have an abortion by age 45.4
- More than half of all U.S. abortion patients in 2014 were in their 20s: Patients aged 20–24 obtained 34% of all abortions, and patients aged 25–29 obtained 27%..
- Adolescents made up 12% of abortion patients in 2014: Those aged 18–19 accounted for 8% of all abortions, 15–17-year-olds for 3% and those younger than 15 for 0.2%.
In 2017, there were 808 U.S. clinics providing abortion services, a 2% increase from 2014.
- Seventy-two percent of clinics offered abortions up to 12 weeks’ gestation in 2014, 25% up to 20 weeks, and 10% up to 24 weeks.
- In 2016, two-thirds of abortions occurred at 8 weeks of pregnancy or earlier, and 88% occurred in the first 12 weeks.
- Seventeen percent of abortion patients in 2014 identified themselves as mainline Protestant, 13% as evangelical Protestant and 24% as Catholic, while 38% reported no religious affiliation and the remaining 8% reported some other affiliation.