PDF Document Regarding Rates and Statistics: Abortion Mortality Rate
I. Abortion Mortality Rate
- Live Births Per Year[i]
- Since 1973-2005, there has been a yearly average of 3.78 million live births per year in the United States.
- The total number of live births from this period is approximately 121,000,000.[ii]
- Legally Induced Abortions[iii]
- For the same period, there has been a yearly average of approximately 1.4 million induced abortions in the United States.
- The total number of induced abortions for this period is approximately 43,347,150.
- Abortion Mortality Rate
- The average yearly mortality rate between CDC induced abortion numbers and DHHS live birth numbers is approximately 30% (see table below). Also of note is the lack of several state’s abortion numbers, such as CA, from the CDC 1998-2005 numbers, thus producing a lower then real average.
- The average yearly mortality rate between AGI induced abortion numbers and DHHS live birth numbers is approximately 36% (see table below).
- The medium between a CDC calculated mortality rate and an AGI calculated mortality rate is approximately 33%.
II. Reasons for Induced Abortion[iv]
- RAPE OR INCEST: Abortions induced in response to a pregnancy produced via rape accounts for approximately <0.5% of total abortions.
- MOTHER’S HEALTH: Abortions induced in response to a threat against the mother’s health accounts for approximately 4% of total abortions.
- CHILD’S HEALTH: Abortions induced in response to a potential threat against the child’s health accounts for approximately 3% of total abortions.
- SOCIAL REASONS: Abortions induced in response to social reasons made by the mothers account for approximately 93% of total abortions.
- Feels unready for child/responsibility 25%.
- Feels she can’t afford baby 23%.
- Has all the children she wants/Other family responsibilities 19%.
III. Other Mortality Rates
Omaha Beach (WW2)[v]
Iwo Jima (WW2)[vi]
The American Civil War[vii]
- By far, the American Civil War boasts the highest mortality rate for any US military engagement. The Union side experienced a 23% death rate, while the Confederacy experienced a 24% death rate.
IV. Total Dead from US Military Engagement.
- War Dead[viii]
- Civil War: 618,000
- World War II: 405,000
- World War I: 112,000
- Vietnam War: 58,000
- Korean War: 54,000
- Mexican War: 13,000
- Revolution: 4,000
- Spanish-American War: 2,000
- War of 1812: 2,000
- Total US War Dead
V. Concluding Observations
- Abortion Mortality Rate
- The mortality rate of dying by abortion while in the mother’s womb between conception and birth is 33%. You have a 2 out of 3 chance to make it out without being aborted.
- We abort 1/3 of our pregnancies every year.
- You have a greater chance to survive any US military war then you do surviving your mother’s womb without being aborted.
- You have a greater chance to make it onto the beaches of Normandy doing D-Day then you do to make it out of your mother’s womb without being aborted.
- You have a greater chance to survive the landing and conquering of the WW2 island of Iwo Jima then you do surviving your mother’s womb without being aborted.
- Total Deaths
- The total number of US war dead is approximately 1.27 million.
- The total yearly average of abortions 1.4 million.
- We kill more babies and potential unique US citizens a year via abortion then the total number of all Americans killed during all major US engagements.
- The Greatest Threat
- Abortion kills more human beings in a single year then every enemy we have ever faced in combat combined…
[i] Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, web: http://www.dhhs.gov
[ii] Number excludes births and abortions during 1981.
[iii] Center for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5511a1.htm, & Alan Guttmacher Institute Statistics
[iv] Lawrence Finer, et. al, “Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Vol. 37 No. 3 (Sept., 2005) p. 110.
[v] Tamelander, M, Zetterling, N (2004), Avgörandes Ögonblick: Invasionen i Normandie. Norstedts Förlag, p. 295
[vi] Burrel, Robert. The Ghosts of Iwo Jima, 2006. Morison, Samuel Eliot (2002) . Victory in the Pacific, 1945. Voume 14 of History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.