Note: The information and statistics listed on this page are from the Alan Guttmacher Institute which is a pro-abortion-based organization. While their viewpoint, policy and position papers and reports are obviously skewed in favor of abortion and taxpayer funding of pro-abortion organizations including Planned Parenthood, their statistics on abortion are probably the most accurate because they receive their information directly from abortion providers. We do not endorse or agree with their views or conclusions in any way.
Abortion is a common experience: At current rates, about one in three American women will have had an abortion by the time she reaches age 45. Moreover, a broad cross section of U.S. women have abortions. 57% of women having abortions are in their 20s; 60% have one or more children; 86% are unmarried; 57% are economically disadvantaged; 88% live in a metropolitan area; and 78% report a religious affiliation. No racial or ethnic group makes up a majority: 41% of women obtaining abortions are white non-Hispanic, 32% are black non-Hispanic, 20% are Hispanic and 7% are of other racial backgrounds.