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The Clock is Ticking
Babies are being aborted 30 every day 213 every week 922 every month 11,071 every year
right here in Minnesota.
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Latest statistics: 588,927 abortions, 1973–2012
Graph: Reported abortions in Minnesota, by year
10,701 abortions were performed — an average of more than 30 every single day. 34% of the abortions were paid for with taxpayer funds. 37% of the abortions were performed by Planned Parenthood — more than any other provider. 25% of the abortions used the dangerous and sometimes lethal RU486 abortion drug.
4% of the abortions were performed on women under age 18. 41% of the abortions were performed on women ages 18 to 24.
Abortion as birth control:
40% of the women reported that they had at least one previous abortion. 746 of the women reported that they had three or more previous abortions. 21 of the women reported that they had nine or more previous abortions.
22 complications were reported by women at the time of the abortion, including cervical laceration and hemorrhage. 94 complications have been reported by women after leaving the abortion provider, including hemorrhage, infection requiring hospitalization and incomplete abortion.
Reasons given for abortions:
27% of the women reported “Economic reasons.” 67% of the women reported “Does not want children at this time.” Less than 1% of the women reported that the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest.
Source: Minnesota Department of Health
For more, see U.S. abortion statistics.
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