How many abortions in the US are done by the abortion pill?

In the United States, 22.6% of all abortions are medical abortions (done by pill)

TC Jatlaoui, J Shah, NG Mandel, et al. “Abortion Surveillance – United States 2014” MMWR Surveill Summ 2017; 66 (no. SS–24) 1 – 48

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Author compares African American death toll from abortion to other causes of death

Elisha J Israel writes about the toll abortion takes in the African American community:

“In 2008, according to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions in the United States and 30% of these were performed on African-American women. In this year African-American women averaged 994 abortions per day. To put this in perspective, in the years between 1882 in 1968, known as the “Lynching Century”, the Tuskegee Institute recorded 3466 lynchings of African-Americans. Today, through abortion that number 3446 is surpassed in about 4 days… In any given year since 1973, the number of abortions surpassed the amount of deaths of the 10 leading causes of death for African Americans. Since 1973, more black lives have died from abortion than for deaths resulting from heart disease, violent crime, HIV/AIDS, cancer, accidents, and diabetes combined.”

Elisha J Israel Killing Black Innocents (2017) 96

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Abortion vs. the KKK

Here is an abortion fact:

“The US abortion industry kills as many black people every 4 days as the Ku Klux Klan killed in 150 years.”

“If not for abortion, the black population would be 36% larger than it currently is” CNN iReport, 12/2/2014, p 3

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Abortion has not decreased the number of women living in poverty

Thomas W Strahan writes about how the number of families headed by women that are in living in poverty has only increased since abortion was legalized:

“This increased feminization of poverty coincides remarkably closely to the period of increasingly legalized abortion. Arguments have been made that the availability of abortion should help avoid this trend, because job loss due to childbirth would be avoided, as would the burdens of childcare which so clearly contribute to povertization. The fact that the pattern has worsened precisely during the period when there was an upsurge in abortions suggests that, at the very least, abortion has been an inadequate solution to this poverty trend.”

Thomas W Strahan “Abortion in the Feminization of Poverty” in Rachael McNair and Stephen Zunes, eds. Consistently Opposing Killing (Bloomington, Indiana: Author’s Choice Press, 2008, 2011) 48

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Worldwide, 90% of down syndrome pregnancies are aborted

Termination rates of around 90% after prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are documented in a systemic review of International studies.

C Mansfield et al “Termination Rates after Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Anencephaly, and Turner and Klinefelter Syndromes: A Systematic Literature Review” Prenatal Diagnosis, 19 (1999) 808 – 813

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Pro-Abortion advocate talks about change in the way women view abortion

Judith Arcana was an abortionist before Roe v. Wade with the organization JANE and is currently a pro-abortion activist. She talks about how women seem to have different feelings about abortion now than they did when it was first legalized:

“The young American women I have encountered, and those asked in surveys, are now starting to say something they never used to say in the 60s and 70s. Now they say ‘I think abortion should be legal, but I could never have one’….with abortion, something has changed the other way, gone backwards, so to speak. A US generation has grown up in a context where abortion is a negative word. Granted, abortion was never a jolly subject, but simply thinking and talking about abortion is once again something people do not want to do, something fraught with guilt and fear and shame.”

Judith Arcana ““Feminist politics and abortion in the US,”  Psychology and Reproductive Choice

Visited 9/2/2017

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Pro-life author on the risk of death in pregnancy

Pro-Life author William M Connolly gives a perspective on the risk of death during pregnancy:

“The risk of death hovers around one in 100,000 pregnancies. In contrast, there is an approximate one in 10,000 risk of death if a woman drives her automobile during the next nine months… There is an even higher statistical risk of death or serious injury if a woman goes skiing this winter or scuba diving this summer. There are inherent risks in many things we do in life.”

William M Connolly One Life: How the US Supreme Court Deliberately Distorted the History, Science and Law of Abortion (Xlibris, 2002) 69

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Post-Abortion woman: there is more abortion stigma now

From a woman who had abortions in the 1970s and early 1980s:

“There was much less stigma related to abortion than there is now. In fact, it was almost an act of liberation.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 53

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Abortion and sex trafficking

Studies and quotes on abortion and sex trafficking:

“Of 67 trafficked women who responded to a question concerning abortion experience, 29.9% reported having multiple abortions.”

L Lederer & C Wetzel “The health consequences of sex trafficking and their implications for identifying victims in health care facilities” Annals of Health Law  23 (1) 2014


“While only 34 respondents [among a survey of sex trafficked women] answered the question whether their abortions were of their own volition, more than half (18) of the group indicated that one or more of their abortions was at least partly forced upon them. Some women are forced to abort during late pregnancy and to resume sex work only days later.”

M Getu “Human trafficking and development: The role of microfinance” Transformation 23(3) 2006 p 73

In a study of sex trafficking victims:

“Despite their abusive situations …87.8% had contact with a healthcare provider while they were being trafficked….Survivors had significant contact with clinical treatment facilities, most commonly Planned Parenthood clinics, which more than a quarter of survivors (29.6%) visited. More than half (57.1%) of respondents had received treatment at some type of clinic (urgent care, women’s health, neighborhood or Planned Parenthood.)”

L Lederer & C Wetzel “The health consequences of sex trafficking and their implications for identifying victims in health care facilities” Annals of Health Law  23(1) 2014


Direct quote from the book:

“According to a sex trafficking expert in Wichita, Kansas in the United States, pregnant women are in demand due to consumer fetishes. As a result, they carry their pregnancies nearly to term and are then forced to abort….Another expert in human trafficking confirmed this claim that forced abortion is directly related to pregnancy fetishes.”



Stephen Wagner, former director of the Human Trafficking Program at the Department of Health and Human Services:

“The mortality rate for someone in commercial sexual exploitation is 40 times higher than for a non-exploited person of the same age. Helping a victim return to exploitation more quickly by terminating a pregnancy increases the odds of death.”

S Wagner “Kathleen Sebelius’ Gruesome Moral Calculus” National Catholic Register 2011

All quotes and citations from on abortion and sex trafficking come from:

Catherine Coyle “Sex Trafficking”  Rachel M. MacNair, editor Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion (Kansas City, MO: Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association, 2016)

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Researcher: many abused children are wanted

Researcher Vincent J. Fontana says that most children who are abused were from wanted pregnancies. This contradicts the claim that abortion prevents child abuse:

“Many maltreated children are children who were very much wanted before birth. Perhaps they were wanted for the wrong reasons…It is only after the children arrive that the doubts set in and the problems surface.”

Vincent J. Fontana, Somewhere a Child is Crying, (McMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1973). 216

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