I am a doctor who has dedicated her career to helping woman. If abortion is what matters to you in this election I’d like to put rhetoric aside and focus on the facts.
There are approximately 700,000 abortions per year in the United States. The four main reasons women seek abortion are unplanned/mistimed pregnancy, rape, health of the mother, and birth defects (fetal anomalies). Approximately 16,000 of these abortions are the result of rape or 2.3%. Exact data on health of mother and birth defects is unknown.
45% of pregnancies in the United States are unplanned
These are the pregnancies most likely to end in abortion, in fact 42% of unplanned pregnancies end in abortion and 58% end in a live birth (this statistic excludes miscarriages). If you want to reduce abortion you have to work on unplanned pregnancies.
Most pregnancies are unplanned because of issues with access to highly…
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