What is abortion?


15 week aborted baby

Abortion is injustice fueled by ageism—discrimination against the youngest of humans.

Every day in the United States of America, more than 2,300 distinct, living, whole human beings are killed by abortion. The reasons for which they are killed are ones we’d never accept for killing older (born) humans. We use the generic label “abortion,” but what is taking place is no benign medical procedure. It is the dismembering, decapitation, and disemboweling or starving and suffocating of someone no less human than you. The only difference is that she is younger.

But don’t take our word for it. If we are all created equal, why are we allowing this?

Warning: Video contains images of severe injustice.

The following statistical data is reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute (AGI).

How many abortions occur in the US?

  • 19% of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.
  • In 2014, 926,200 abortions were performed, down 12% from 1.06 million in 2011.
  • Since Roe V Wade (1973), over 60 million abortions have occurred.

Who gets abortions?

  • Each year, 1.7% of women aged 15-44 have an abortion.
  • At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45.
  • 1 in 4 women will have an abortion by age 30.
  • Women aged 20-29 account for 57% of all abortions.
  • 51% of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method in the month they got pregnant, most commonly condoms (27%) or a hormonal method (17%).
  • Women who obtain abortions:
    • 61% have at least one child
    • 45% are unmarried and not cohabitating
    • 42% have incomes below 100% of the federal poverty level
    • 37% identify as Protestant and 28% identify as Catholics

Why do women get abortions?

  • 75% say that having a baby would interfere with work, school, or the ability to care for dependents.
  • 75% say they cannot afford a child.
  • 50% say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.
  • Less than 0.5% percent of women who have abortions cite rape as the primary reason for the abortion.
  • Less than 0.5% of women who have an abortion say they became pregnant as a result of incest.

When do abortions occur?

  • One third of abortions occur at 6 weeks of pregnancy or earlier.
  • 89% of abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • 2% of abortions occur between 14-20 weeks gestation.
  • 3% of abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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All abortion images are copyrighted by the Grantham Collection or Narcis Virgiliu.

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Further Resources

Jonathan Van Maren’s book Seeing is Believing reveals the tactics the abortion lobby fears the most, and explores the hidden nightmares of abortion industry workers. Pro-life people should take hope from this book because when the injustice of abortion is exposed, minds are changed and lives are saved.

In her New Oxford Review article, Graphic Images: An Apologia, Monica Migliorino Miller details the history and ethics of victim imagery and abortion photos.

Dr. Jacqueline Harvey’s statistical analysis shows the measurable impact of abortion photos.