I wish that I had known about this before yesterday. For this year alone, I wish I had known about it a least a month ago, as that would have given me time to send info to my friends that are still in high school and college. And I wish that I had known about this in previous years when i was working directly with teenagers so that I could have used this as a way to get them information on abortion that they could use and present it as an opportunity for them to take a stand.
I didn’t know about it before. But now I do. And in the upcoming years, I will make sure that I promote it and it will become an important day to me. Why you ask? The answer is simple: unborn babies are important to me!! I believe that they deserve the right to continue to live and grow into adults! I believe that abortion is wrong and that it is murder. I believe it is my duty to be the voice for those that have none.
Here are some simple facts. For more information, visit the sites that I list below.
- In 2005 (the most recent year for which there is reliable data), approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S., down from an estimated 1.29 million in 2002, 1.31 million in 2000 and 1.36 million in 1996. From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions have occurred in the U.S. (AGI).
- In 2004, the highest number of reported legal induced abortions occurred in Florida (91,710), NYC (91,673), and Texas (74,801); the fewest occurred in Wyoming (12), South Dakota (814), and Idaho (963) (CDC).
- There are 43 abortions per 1,000 live births in Idaho and 770 abortions for every 1,000 live births in NYC (CDC).
- Overall, the annual number of legal induced abortions in the United States increased gradually from 1973 until it peaked in 1990, and it generally declined thereafter (CDC).
- In 1998, the last year for which estimates were made, more than 23% of legal induced abortions were performed in California (CDC).
- The abortion rate in the United States was higher than recent rates reported for Canada and Western European countries and lower than rates reported for China, Cuba, the majority of Eastern European countries, and certain Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (CDC).
- The national legal induced abortion ratio increased from 196 abortions per 1,000 live births in 1973 to 358 abortions per 1,000 in 1979 and remained nearly stable through 1981. The ratio peaked at 364 abortions per 1,000 live births in 1984 and since then has demonstrated a generally steady decline. In 2001, the abortion ratio was 246 abortions per 1,000 live births (for the states that reported, a 0.4% increase from 2000 (CDC).
- Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended; about 4 in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all U.S. pregnancies end in abortion. (AGI).
Silent Day– site gives information about the Silent Day event
Stand True– has good information and upcoming pro-life events
Abort 73– gives you information about abortions from a medical stand. This site also has a section that some pictures and a video of aborted babies. Take a look but be warned they are graphic.
Rock for Life– has a list of pro-life bands and pro-abortion bands as well as pro-abortion entertainers. Great resource for making decisions on who your money supports.
National Right to Life– has some great information, upcoming events and other facts that could help you make a decision in the upcoming election. Check them out.