Abortion was once the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the US

Pro-choice author Johanna Schoen wrote that in the late 1970s:

“… Legalization made abortion into the…most widely performed surgical procedure in the United States.”

Johanna Schoen Abortion after Roe (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University Of North Carolina Press, 2015) 25

She cites:

Willard Cates Jr. and David A Grimes “Morbidity and Mortality of Abortion in the United States” in Abortion and Sterilization: Medical and Social Aspects, Jane E Hodgson, ed. (New York: Grune and Stratton, 1981) 155

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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