According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (a special affiliate to Planned Parenthood), the 2009 to 2011 average for abortions in the United States was 1,212,400 per year. That equates to 3,322 per day, 138.4 an hour, 2.3 a minute, or one baby aborted every 26 seconds. This number actually reflects a slight decline in abortions in the United States. 1990 was the high point for abortions in the United States with 1.61 million. That equates to 4,410 a day, 183 an hour, 3 a minute, or one baby every 20 seconds.
By the time you read this the Alan Guttmacher Institute estimates there will have been about 55,900,000 abortions in the Untied States since 1973.
Other ways to think about that sum are
- California's population is only 37.7 million and New York state's population is 19.5 million.
- 55.9 million would be worth about 77 electoral votes (one more than the battleground states of Nevada, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida put together).
|Number of abortions per year according to the Planned Parenthood-aligned Alan Guttmacher Institute|
Poodlewaddle created a world clock with data of various categories. Click "Deaths" and then "Now" and watch abortion easily become a plurality of all deaths in the world.
Using Alan Guttmacher Institute numbers, the pro-life/anti-abortion website abortion counters states there have been over 1.28 billion abortions in the world since 1980. This is 18% of the world's current total population. That is a death rate of nearly one in five children.