Monday, October 15, 2007

Abortion Rates

One in five pregnancies end in abortion. 42 million babies were aborted in 2003. "Abortion rates were lowest in Western Europe (12 pregnancy terminations per 1,000 women) but highest in Eastern Europe, where the rate was 44 abortions per 1,000 women. In the United States and Europe, it was 21 per 1,000, while in Asia and Africa, the rate was 29 per 1,000."

Need to couple this data with birth rates (which are extremely low in parts of Europe) and other data to get accurate picture.

Overall, abortions are reduced worldwide since the mid-90's.

Here's one way to compare that number: the population of California is about 37 million people. New York state has about 20 million people.

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