Category Archives: Statistics and Polls

Reasons for Abortions 1988

A questionnaire asked women the reasons they aborted. Women could choose more than one. The breakdown was:  ***** I’m concerned about how a baby would change my life 76% I can’t afford a baby right now 68% I have problems … Continue reading

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Only 1.31% of abortions in 1981-1990 done for rape, health reasons

Only a small minority of abortions were done in the 1980s from the so-called “hard cases” of rape, incest, and health problems. THE ‘HARD CASES’ To save the mother’s life or health 0.13% For rape and incest     0.07% For fetal … Continue reading

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Misconceptions on abortion abound in 1990

According to the New York Times: An August 1990 Wirthlin Group survey of 2,000 voters nationwide showed that 47% believe that there are less than 500,000 abortions per year, as opposed to the actual number of 1.6 million. Respondents also … Continue reading

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Few people knew Roe legalized abortion through all 9 months

From The Daily Oklahoman, January 26, 1992: “Gallup last year found that 69.9 % of respondents thought there were existing restrictions on abortion that actually are not in place because of Roe. Only 17.6 % knew that the effect of Roe … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2004 poll shows majority oppose abortion after heartbeat begins

A May 2004 Zogby survey of over 1000 Americans found: 61% agree abortion should not be permitted after a fetal heartbeat has begun 65% agree abortion should not be permitted after fetal brain waves are detected 74% disagree with US … Continue reading

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Rich people are more pro-abortion than poor people

Rich people are more pro-abortion than poor people, study shows. In a January 2013 Gallup poll, 58% of those with an annual income of $75,000 or more identified as “pro-choice.” Among those who earned less than $30,000 a year, only 41% … Continue reading

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40% of pregnant teens didn’t tell parents about their abortions

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group, only 60% of pregnant teens tell their parents about their abortions. This means that 40% of teens never notify their parents that they have had abortions. This research is from … Continue reading

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Survey of Post-Abortion women reveals emotional turmoil

Lisa Arnold compiled the following statistics in 2002 and 2003 from over 200 postabortion women. She works in a crisis pregnancy center, and this is taken from the women who came to her who had past abortions.   My decision … Continue reading

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Poll finds 56% of people in Ohio believe life begins at conception

As reported in the Akron Beacon Journal: “A recent poll for the Beacon Journal by the University of Akron found that 56% of Ohioans believe that life begins at conception; but a majority of those voicing an opinion still believe abortion should … Continue reading

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