Abortion Fast Facts

Abortion in Ohio: Fast Facts

Abortion is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. [1]

Since 1973, more than 60 million unborn children have lost their lives to abortion. [2]

Abortions in Ohio represent 2.5% of all abortions in the United States. [3]

The abortion rate for 2015 was around 188 abortions per 1,000 live births. [4]

So-called “hard cases” of rape and incest account for less than 1.5% of abortions, according to a 2015 study. [5]

The American Medical Association supports legislation banning partial-birth abortions unless the life of the mother is in danger. [6]

There is a 150% increase in rates of breast cancer for girls under 18 who abort at 8 weeks gestation or greater. [7]

68% of Americans favor some or total restrictions on abortions. [8]

49% of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong. [9]

More than two-thirds of Americans believe abortion should be illegal after the first trimester. [10]

[1] Guttmacher Institute. “An Overview of Abortion in the United States.” Guttmacher Institute. August 2011. Web. 17 July 2012.<http://www.guttmacher.org/presentations/abort_slides.pdf>.

[2] Ertelt, Steven. “60,069,971 Abortions in America since Roe v. Wade in 1973.” LifeNews. January 2018. Web. 18 January 2018. <https://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/18/60069971-abortions-in-america-since-roe-v-wade-in-1973/>.

[3] Guttmacher Institute. “State Facts About Abortion: Ohio.” Guttmacher Institute. January 2019. https:<https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-ohio#7>. 

[4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Abortion | Data and Statistics | Reproductive Health | CDC.” Center for Disease Control and Prevention. January 2015. Web. June 05, 2019. <https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/Data_Stats/Abortion.htm>.

[5] Abortion Unfiltered. “U.S. Abortion Statistics.” Abortion Unfiltered. 2018. Web. June 05, 2019. <https://abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/.>

[6] American Medical Association House of Delegates. “Health and Ethics Policies of the AMA House of Delegates.” American Medical Association, n.d. Web. 17 July 2012.

[7] Pike, M.C., B.E. Henderson, J.T. Casagrande, I. Rosario, and G.E. Gray. “Oral Contraceptive Use and Early Abortion as Risk Factors for Breast Cancer in Young Women.” British Journal of Cancer, 43:72-76, 1981. Web. 17 July 2012. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2010485/pdf/brjcancer00448-0073.pdf>.

[8] “Legality of Abortion, 2018 Demographic Tables.” Gallup, Inc., May 2018. Web. 4 December 2018. <https://news.gallup.com/poll/244097/legality-abortion-2018-demographic-tables.aspx>.

[9] Saad, Lydia “U.S. Abortion Attitudes Stable; No Consensus on Legality.” Gallup, Inc., June 2017. Web. 4 December 2018. <https://news.gallup.com/poll/211901/abortion-attitudes-stable-no-consensus-legality.aspx>.

[10] Saad, Lydia “Trimesters Still Key to U.S. Abortion Views.” Gallup, Inc., 13 June 2018. Web. 4 December 2018. <https://news.gallup.com/poll/235469/trimesters-key-abortion-views.aspx>.

Last revised 11/18/2020


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