Abortion: The Stats and The Trends

The World Health Organization states that every year, around 50 million

abortions take place. The number of abortions is increasing, all the


If you look at the number quoted with the World Health Organization more carefully, you will see that each day, over 125, 500 abortions take place. What’ s a lot more, in most countries, it is the female baby that is aborted. The reason for aborting a female fetus is that having a girl child isn’ t expected to be good for that social status of the family.

The History

In most countries, there was a total prohibition on abortion before. However , most countries have got since allowed abortion to be performed. The logic behind allowing abortions and not banning it totally is easy. Countries give the permission to terminate pregnancy in cases of rape, incest, or other major assaults upon women.

This makes sure that the unwanted pregnancy that places the life of the woman in risk, is terminated through abortion.

What’ s the law today?

In most countries, abortion is allowed up to the first trimester and then is illegal until plus unless it poses a risk to the woman’ s life. What this rule has done is increased the rates of abortions in the first trimester, with 9 abortions out of 10 in the first 12 weeks.

Some other fascinating statistics that you might like

Did you know that in America, nearly half of the particular pregnancies are unplanned? Out of these unplanned pregnancies, five out of 10 pregnancies end up in abortion. Also, the particular alarming rise of teen pregnancy puts into question the need of abortion. True, abortion centers can assist people undergo abortion. However , you will need stringent laws that do not permit every woman to undergo abortion.

52 Responses to “Abortion: The Stats and The Trends”

  • Austin:

    What should Christians be prepared for in the futur ?

    What will slow down the downward trend in America ?

    What does it mean that the world loves its own ?

  • Mathew:

    As in, what are some things to convince me to go to Canada from USA? Not a skiing or snowboarding fan so don’t go there. I like the cold though and I heard Canada’s pretty cool. What about money? Higher or lower checks from jobs? Gas price? Electronic device dates delayed or early? I know just about any book from USA is about $5 more in Canada, or so it says at the back of the books. Amount of churches? Cause there are a lot in Oklahoma, knowing I live near 5 churches within a street from me. And lastly, the people. Drugs, smoking, alcohol, crimes, murders, higher or lower? Better worse or at least out of a mess president?
    These are all just basic questions, point being, what are things in comparison that could convince me to move to Canada.

  • Scott W:

    A leading criminologist says: “The one thing that hits you in the eye when you look at crime on the world scale is a pervasive and persistent increase everywhere. Such exceptions as there are stand out in splendid isolation, and may soon be swamped in the rising tide.” (The Growth of Crime, New York, 1977, Sir Leon Radzinowicz and Joan King, pp. 4, 5) The increase is real; it is not merely a matter of better reporting. It is true, past generations had criminals too, but never before has crime been as pervasive as it is now. Persons who are up in years know that from personal experience.

    The lawlessness referred to in the prophecy includes contempt for the known laws of God, a placing of self instead of God at the center of one’s life. As a result of this attitude, divorce rates are skyrocketing, sex outside of marriage and homosexuality are widely accepted, and tens of millions of abortions are performed every year. Such lawlessness is associated (in Matthew 24:11, 12) with the influence of false prophets, those who set aside God’s Word in favour of their own teachings. Heeding their philosophies instead of holding to the Bible contributes toward a loveless world. (1 John 4:8)

    Read the description of it at 2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.


  • Marlon P:

    the topic for my project report is “preference of youth towards marriages”…noww plzz helpp me find some or anyyyy material for this report..i mean i have already done the survey..but now i need some matter to write on the introduction page and also some information or views on marriages among youth….plz give me some site reference or even if u have any ideas plz do write them over here!!

  • LN13:

    …as if they have no morals
    One of which is they have more kids than other woman. well statistics have also said that white woman are more likely to get abortions, but no one ever talks about that
    this got brought up in one of my college debate classes
    plus I was reading a girls answer to a question, she said something negative about black woman and STD’s based off a statistic she heard on the radio
    Joel R- people use these statistics to show them in a negative light

  • arronwrath:

    Do you know where I could find “acurate” stats on adoption in the U.S. such as how many children are put up for adoption a year, how many actually get adopted, and how many couples/ persons are looking to adopt?


  • Alex:

    I got offered a job in Toronto, higher-paying than my job here in New Jersey. I don’t know if I should take it. My kids are age 2 and 4, so they wouldn’t mind so much. My husband doesn’t know what Canada is like. I don’t either. Is Canada like the United States? Are the people friendly? Is the economy/currency strong? Are the American culture and the Canadian culture much different, because my kids will be brought up Canadian, not American. Does everyone speak English? Is it mostly bilingual? How is the university system? Is Canada better than the United States?

  • happyha31:


    We’re always hearing about how the US fares poorly among industrialized nations when it comes to some stats, relating to poverty, child welfare, etc….. – - – even though we spend more per child on child welfare programs than many of the countries that “outperform” us.

    But how much of that is driven by immigration from countries with stats much worse?

    Whenever we’re “near” the bottom of the list, guess which county is “at” the bottom?


    And look at the countries that perform well – - Japan, Switzerland…. – they’re isolated and don’t have a lot of immigration from poorer countries.

    Keep in mind that not all but many of these stats are calculated as a function of what proportion of people, or children, or families with children, are below a given line. It’s not an average or a median of all families – - – a country with mostly almost-poor but few poor children will “outperform” a country with mostly comfortable but a few more poor children.

    Economist Robert Samuelson has written about the effect of immigration, and immigration trends, on poverty statistics:


    I think his point makes sense and explains much of the apparent discrepancy. Not only does “importing poverty” – especially child poverty – explain the rankings, it explains the disconnect between the rankings and the spending.

    What do you think?

  • ScRSC:

    I’ve learned that a Lebanese model who claimed to be a Jewish IT worker was really a middle aged guy.

    I’ve learned that women hate being “ogled”, but no one can explain what that is, actually (you know it when you see it).

    I’ve learned that women can wear anything that they want, but men cannot look at what we want, because male liberation is “sexist”.

    I’ve learned that there ain’t no cure for the Summer-time blues.

    I’ve learned that some people think that all that we need to do to stop criminals from sexually assaulting people is to simply teach them that it is wrong, and they will stop (No lie: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100731111830AAi1vqw)

    I’ve learned that if ask people about a general trend that you’ve noticed, then people will tell you to “stop generalizing” (like that helps explain anything) and refuse to answer the question, because they really don’t know, and don’t want to admit it.

    I’ve learned that you can’t lose weight by eating at Subway — at least not the way that I do it.

    And I’ve learned the true meaning of winter.
    Sorry, here’s the link (the one above doesn’t take you to the right question): http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100731111830AAi1vqw
    Ah, Bryan, my son, you are indeed wise.
    I’ve also learned that some people go crazy if they don’t get their McNuggetts.

  • Orbit:

    Hello, okay so I need to “create an analysis of a global issue or event that significantly influences international demographic patterns”.The country I chose is the Ukraine. Some of the things I read about was the Chernobyl disaster, the Orange Revolution and something about Russia cutting off natural gas to them sometime in the winter last year… But I’m not sure if those are events that have to do with what I’m supposed to do… Like, am I understanding what I’m supposed to do properly…? It’s just a 1000 word write-up that could potentially include statistics, graphs and charts. The examples given are: “the Cairo Conference on Population Development or the Beijing Women’s Conference (just what was accomplished?) or may take an issue such as the influence of Aids or abortion or Catholicism on population trends.”

    Does anyone know of something more appropriate to research off the top of their head?
    Any ideas would be appreciated. :D Thank you..
    actually i guess i should scratch the Chernobyl disaster because it’s supposed to be relatively current…

  • josh12rox:

    I’m writing this stupid paper on abortion (I’m 100% prolife) and I need to know roughly the percentage of unwanted children in the world or in orphanages, or something alongs those lines. Please, if you know any websites that are dot org or dot edu, leave them. I’m sick of having to re-write this paper a million times, it’s torture.


  • Jeremy Xargor is my gamertag:

    …may be so, but who thinks there are other varying factors that sway this “fact”.

    Could it be that many of these statistics come from lower class, poor communities where these girls and their families can not afford abortions?

    Go into the mostly white, upperclass neighborhood high schools and ask how many girls had their families (or their rich boyfriends) pay for one, or more abortions. They may not say, so why don’t you go to the doctor’s hospitals, and clinics, and ask how many rich, white, teenage girls had abortions funded by their parents/and or boyfriends?


    Oh yeah, keep the racist and ignorent comments off – this is a legitimate topic concerning legitimate and educated comments for discussion.
    So far I am getting some very insightful, thought provoking responses…thanks for everyone’s input thus far!

  • supernerd567:

    Im a US citizen who is tired of the US’s policies. I want to move to Canada? How clean is it? Hows the Police protection? Any violence or gangs?

  • Maggie:

    Every year in the United States, Nearly one and a half million babies are murdered by their own mother and her Doctor.

  • Lachlan:

    i have to write why it’s important on the World stage. It’s because they give you awareness right?

  • heavenly sword:

    If yes or no, why,

    According to some Yahoo Answer members and the World Health Organization (WHO) say no were behind in rankings!

  • Jeff:

    I’m writing a paper for int’l business, and I need to know if Brazil belongs to any world organizations, such as WTO, WIPO, etc.

  • Coffee t:

    Whos the founder of this organization?
    and whats the main focus?
    and why is this organisation so important?

  • Miguel M:

    I would seriously appreciate someone answering this question and using a legit source (not wikipedia!) THANK YOU!!!!

  • Jeanelle the Retard:

    what are the major problems faced by the World Health Organization

  • everydayGuitarist:

    I need some tips so I can research them a little deeper; this is for my research paper. Thanks!

  • joevsyou:

    Also how do the government make use of them?
    I’ve looked through all my books and can’t find any sort of answer, i’m not very good at answering questions like this!

  • isk8at818:

    I know it can work in any of its member countries.But I want to know where are they working, right now? Is it just the third-world countries they work in? And if so can anyone tell which ones?

  • Mackenzie P:

    its for a Geography project were gonna do in class so i need to gather information bout these if u can give me a site for it i would be very grate full..

    1)What is a World organization?

    2)What do world organizations do?

    3)Why are world organizations necessary?

    and that’s bout it…

  • Chris R:

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. spends more on health services than most of the 191 countries evaluated in their annual report. The same report illustrates a ranking of 37 worldwide. If expenditures are high and patient outcomes are low, does this show inefficiency? Why or why not?

  • Jeffery Carlson:

    They can be private and/or public.

  • Austin:

    now we have this super bug from south Asia. What is the point in spreading this? Who benefits
    ( haha W.H.O)

  • XplicitzZ:

    Huge amounts of vaccines had to be dumped that were not used and the public, you and I are having to pay for all that. Why?

  • diggn4richez:

    I am writing a research paper for my English 2 class and the only topic information provided was that I have to base my paper on the United Nations. My class was instructed to narrow down our topics to just ONE question about the topic. I decided to narrow my topic to The World Health Organization (WHO), but I cannot construct only one question for my paper to answer about the organization (I could write it on the structure, creation, purposes, etc). Well I have just decided that I will write it about the creation of the World Health Organization, but I can’t decide on only one sentence to answer. Please help me to decide on a question to base my paper on as well as a thesis statement if you can!

    Any answer is greatly appreciated, as always, NickBarfield.

  • white man:

    World leading pharmaceutic institutions pressed the World Health Organization to declare pandemia on Swine Flu, although there was no pandemic situation. The vaccine against Swine Flu damages the immunological system. It is suspected that the Swine Flu was artificially caused. The pharmaceutic institutions are after profit…

    Many people were forced by their employers to take the vaccine… Many doctors were convincing the population to take the vaccine, but they themselves weren’t doing it.

    When this manipulation with human lives was uncovered, no one gave resignation in the World Health Organization…

    Why do we let these things happen?
    Was on the main news.

  • DuckieM10:

    What are some of the biggest problem the World health organization has faced? Also what would you say of the w.h.o all together.

  • Gamer959:

    I have a project i need to submit….i need a detail abt WHO can someone help me…
    thanx appreciated :D

  • forahobby:

    They didn’t place America at number one on their rankings of health-care systems, so it must be that they simply hate America and love socialism. How could they rank countries like Australia, Japan, and Switzerland ahead of us? Is it because they hate capitalism and those are anti-capitalistic, socialist nations that hate us and our free market ways.

  • tjpimpin:

    Yesterday, here’s what FOX News first had to say about what was initially reported in London’s newspaper The Sun:

    “A leading health expert said the swine flu scare was a ‘false pandemic’ led by drug companies that stood to make billions from vaccines, The Sun reported Monday.

    Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claimed major firms organized a ‘campaign of panic’ to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic.

    He believes it is ‘one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,’ and he has called for an inquiry.

    An emergency debate on the issue will be held by the Council of Europe later this month.

    The Council of Europe covers 47 European countries and seeks to develop common and democratic principles between the nations.

    Wodarg said, ‘It’s just a normal kind of flu. It does not cause a tenth of deaths caused by the classic seasonal flu.’

    ‘The great campaign of panic we have seen provided a golden opportunity for representatives from labs who knew they would hit the jackpot in the case of a pandemic being declared.’

    ‘We want to clarify everything that brought about this massive operation of disinformation. We want to know who made decisions, on the basis of what evidence, and precisely how the influence of the pharmaceutical industry came to bear on the decision-making.’

    He added: ‘A group of people in the WHO is associated very closely with the pharmaceutical industry.’ ” ( http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582749,00.html )

    Funny thing is today, I see Reuters has grabbed the story here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BL2ZT20100112

    “In the latest complaint about the way authorities have dealt with the pandemic, the Council of Europe, a political forum of most European countries, is to determine whether drug companies influenced public health officials to spend money unnecessarily on stockpiles of H1N1 vaccines.”

    –Looks like the scare tactics, misinformation, and general propaganda didn’t fool everyone. Now if some organization would only blame the Centers For Disease Control for the same thing.

  • Travoiz:

    soochow medical college recognised by w.h.o or not?

  • RichT:

    especially with Italy at no. 2. I was in Rome 5 years ago and while touring the city could not get within blocks of the coliseum because the Dr.’s were striking and demonstrating. It was not a peaceful demonstration, not safe to go there. They were striking because of salary disputes therefore affecting some of their emergency rooms statuses. This does not sound like a good system to me if your Dr.’s are striking rather than taking care of patients??
    Not attacking Italy, just making a valid conparison of my own personal experience.

  • Noe R:

    also what does it do? why does it do it? and when and who for?

  • nyyankees1123:

    related to economics?

  • mr flibble:

    I know the ADA supports vegetarian diets to be healthy at all stages in life, but what other health organizations also support it besides the ADA? This is for a paper!
    Go Veg!

  • llb443:

    Please share you opinions and thoughts on them. Are they way to corrupt? Are you willing to pay more tax money to support them and third would countries? Thanks(:

  • homerliveshere:

    Can anyone help me here. I have an assignment descrbing the fraud done by the World Health Organization? Or was the fruad committed on them by the email scheme. Could anyone help to lead me in the right direction? I can not find anything about fraud and World Health Organization.

  • EzioAuditore1459:

    I read this in a book called Democracy for the Few by Michael Parenti, and just wanted to get your thoughts–if you think it is true or not.

  • Con Orpe:

    how we celebrate world health day.

  • thexbox360player:

    it cannot possibly be the united states. in the united states the only ones that can afford healthcare probably cannot actually afford it, their insurance covers it. take away insurance give to many by their jobs and who in the united states can afford to visit a doctor? who can afford to break an arm? who can afford to be diabetic? i just want to give up my citizenship and go where the government takes care of its own people.

  • Mak Sultan:

    We only kill 200,00 with our healthcare system and it only makes 1,000,000 ill enough to be put into the hospital. Pharmaceuitcal are the #4 cause of pre-mature death in America. Does anyone know Why? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    42 other countries have a BETTER HEALTH CARE THAN THE U.S. We have the BEST hospitsl nurses in the world. I don’t doubt that. It is the chaseing of the dollar by doctors agged on by big drug manufacturers that are causing all of the problems. It’s for MONEY!

  • Austin:

    Can you Briefly outline three tasks performed by the World Health Organisation.

    Briefly outline the importance of an international approach to health promotion

    and Identify four Australian health promotion inititatives that are in the spirit of the Ottawa Charter

    thanks :)

  • Keaton:

    relevency for developing country countries

  • Terrence:

    Specifically, I would like to know what percentage of annual budget goes to administration/bureaucracy, and what percentage goes to actual programs and development. The official WHO “budget by strategic goal” was not very helpful.



  • Eric:


  • Scorch Delta-62:

    I am doing a project at school and need 5 facts on the WHO. I really hope you can help me, many thanks :)

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