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Surgical Abortions in the U.S. (1965 - 1996) Since the first states legalized abortion in 1967, there have been over 36,405,760.00 legal surgical abortions in the U.S. 1,878,990.00 were committed before abortion was legalized nationwide by Roe v. Wade in 1973. An average of 1.6 million babies are killed annually.
Chemical Abortions in the U.S. (1965-1996) Because most contraceptive measures are abortifacients (drugs that induce or cause abortions), it is important not to overlook the number of children killed by chemical abortions. Since 1965, an average of 10.8 million women have used abortifacient methods of birth control in the US at any given time. Without throwing the equations at you, about 14 million chemical abortions are committed in the US each year, giving us a total of 450 million chemical abortions between 1965 and 1996.
Total abortion in the US (1965-1996) If you add up the number of surgical and chemical abortions, over 486 million abortions have been committed in the US from 1965 to 1996! Keep in mind that it is now 1998, two years after the US government and Planned Parenthood stopped tracking the number of abortions committed. If you add on another 1.6 million surgical abortions per year (3.2 million) and another 14 million chemical abortions per year (28 million), the numbers jump to over 515 million babies killed in the US alone!
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