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Comparison of Induced Abortion Statistics for Pennsylvanians

Induced Abortions Performed in Pennsylvania by Age of Women
Number of Induced Abortions (by year)
Age(Years)200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
14 or Under30428526926924522653+211236211190161
15-196,5056,4635,9196,2456,0425,760?6,3466,6746,1315,7285,022
20-2411,64312,21211,72012,27612,05811,71412,45412,36513,46312,97512,93012,691
25-297,8008,1567,7698,0628,0447,903?8,4778,9878,6328,5228,902
30-345,1965,4675,1925,5455,2085,028?4,9135,1355,0985,2585,238
35-393,0633,1923,1193,3363,2433,105?3,2263,1843,0242,9993,054
40-441,0649771,1021,0901,1221,098?1,0221,0501,0911,0311,141
45 or Older556776856874?897211010969
Unknown011001?14612112
TOTAL35,63036,82035,16736,90836,03034,90936,73136,66338,80737,28436,77836,280


Induced Abortions Performed in Pennsylvania by Weeks of Gestation
Number on which Induced Abortions are performed (by year)
Weeks of Gestation20002001200220032004200520072008200920102011
8 or Less18,52820,03119,04920,72220,15219,63221,20122,42722,22622,41522,471
9-107,4527,4007,0876,9596,7476,5747,3137,3686,7836,3506,006
11-123,7103,6023,5933,7353,6183,5063,6413,8693,6213,3483,176
13-141,8801,7661,6931,9041,9041,7772,1462,2442,1572,0942,023
15-171,1571,1821,2191,1181,2931,2721,4231,6901,5301,5431,534
18-20781732630560589550672860680759771
21-23393312232217214156267349287269299
24 or More00000100000
TOTAL33,90135,02533,50335,21534,51733,46836,66338,80737,28436,77836,280

Note: Weeks of gestation are based on date of last menstrual period, not on date of conception.

Induced Abortions Performed In Pennsylvania by Race of Woman
Number on which Induced Abortions are performed (by year)
Race of Woman20002001200220032004200520072008200920102011
White17,61218,65518,29019,34619,23618,69520,03219,92319,58019,01118,931
Black15,11115,07114,00214,14213,56313,03214,46216,19315,45515,39314,899
Asian/Pacific Isl.1,1481,2411,1501,4501,4271,454?????
Hispanic Origin1,5161,7891,7762,1632,0842,1792,2542,9592,9582,8803,425
TOTAL33,90135,02533,50335,21534,51733,46836,66338,80737,28436,77836,280

Note: The above categories are NOT mutually exclusive (their sum may not equal the total)

Induced Abortions Performed In Pennsylvania by Primary Type of Procedure
Number on which Induced Abortions are performed
(by year)
Primary Abortion Procedure200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Suction Cutterage29,46830,22828,42529,88229,63428,13130,16229,65330,54227,61726,60125,733
Dialation and Evacuation3,1232,6202,3381,7871,4211,4542,3352,8282,8013,5733,4712,737
Medical(Nonsurgical)1,0551,9812,5413,3783,3533,8475+4,1405,4076,0776,6677,789
Other2551961991681093619+5+2+1+15+21+
TOTAL33,90135,02533,50335,21534,51733,46836,73136,66338,80737,28436,77836,280


Induced Abortions Performed in Pennsylvania by Marital Status of Woman
Number on which Induced Abortions are performed (by year)
Marital Status20002001200220032004200520072008200920102011
Married5,3695,5585,1755,4445,3544,9615,0545,0454,7794,5394,322
Unmarried28,51329,45728,31929,76429,15828,50431,60933,76232,50332,23831,952
Unknown1910975300216
TOTAL33,90135,02533,50335,21534,51733,46836,66338,80737,28436,77836,280

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Abortion in the United States - Statistics 
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  • There have been over 48 million abortions since 1973.

  • The annual number of abortions went from 744,600 in the first year of legalization, to a high of over 1.6 million in 1990. In 2003, there were 1,287,000.

  • There were over 3,500 abortions per day in 2003, 146 per hour, about one every 25 seconds.

  • For every 1,000 live births, there were 312 abortions in 2003.

  • There were more that 148,000 second and third trimester abortions in 2003.

  • In 2003, more children died from abortion than Americans died in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars combined.

  • A 2004 survey of women seeking abortions indicated that only about 7% of women cited typical “hard cases” (rape, incest, or some health concern with either the baby or the mother) as the primary reason they were seeking abortion.

  • An April 2004 Zogby Poll found that 56% of respondents support legal abortion in only three or fewer circumstances: when the pregnancy results from rape or incest, or when it threatens the life of the mother.

  • At an average cost of $372, the abortion business is a $400 million a year industry.

  • Nearly half of all abortions are obtained by women who have already had at least one abortion.

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