Who Has Abortions?
Fifty percent of U.S. women obtaining abortion are younger
than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and teenagers obtain
37% of abortions occur with black women, 34% with
non-Hispanic white women, 22% to Hispanic women and 8% to women of other races.
Women who obtain abortion represent every religious
affiliation. 43% of women obtaining abortion identify themselves as Protestant,
and 27% as Catholic; and 13% of abortion patients describe themselves as
born-again or Evangelical Christians.
Most women receiving abortion (83%) are unmarried. Women who
have never married obtain two-thirds of all abortions. 16% are separated,
divorced, or widowed. Married women are significantly less likely than
unmarried women to resolve unintended pregnancies through abortion. About 60%
of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more child.
The abortion rate among women living below the federal
poverty level ($9,570.) is nearly four times that of women above 200% of
poverty (112 vs. 29 per 1000 women).
About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of
women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using
contraceptives. Most of these women have practiced contraception in the past.
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