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Facts About Abortion

In the poll I posted last week asking if you found out you were pregnant today, what would you do?, 31 percent of you said you would have an abortion. I also found out that many of you are pro-choice so that got me thinking about abortion statistics around the world. I did a little research and unfortunately the most recent stats available are from 2003, but at least it'll give you an idea on the facts about abortion.

Take this quiz and I'm sure you'll learn a thing or two. I know I did.

Facts About Abortion

Abortion rates are declining worldwide.

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Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I am very happy to know that woman arent using abortions as a form of birth control as much as they did before.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
I only got #4 right. I'm glad to hear there are less abortions happening to previous years. But I'm so sad to hear the high rate of death's due to abortion in countries where it's illegal.
demeter demeter 9 years
I'm still pro-life.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
3/4. I didn't know THAT many women died from complications. :[
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I like debating things like this, it isn't depressing, its very helpful to many people. Debating about things is good, it spreads ideas and makes people think and find solutions and compromise...that is if people listen to the other point of view like they should, instead of just yelling about what they think. And abortion is a very important topic that can not just be ignored just because it causes some problems.
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
3 of 4.
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
I got zero right! Woooooooow.
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
3/4. They're really declining?
fadeastride fadeastride 9 years
Wow, 100%. I know more about abortion than I thought I did....
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
Yeah I wish we could move on to a more cheery topic... I don't like it when battles are started in here... and that topic is one that is sure to start never-ending battles Thus why I chose to keep my opinion on the matter to myself :)
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
I am so sick of this abortion talk. It's depressing, upsetting and makes everyone on here fight. I'm over it already!
lovelylei lovelylei 9 years
yeah just more crap we have to worry about
minaminamina minaminamina 9 years
Abortion is the topic of the Caribbean slave trade class I'm teaching right now - African women performed abortions on themselves to protect their children from slavery, starvation, and, in the case of girls, rape and forced reproduction. That's why many women in Latin America perform abortions today - the conditions of child labor are not kind to a growing child's mentality or physical state, and it's kinder to release them from that lifestyle while there's still a chance.
Random2 Random2 9 years
Abortion and reproductive rights is actually the topic of my Women in Politics class right now.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
Wow. I got #1 wrong. I thought abortons were still on the rise, I would have never guessed they were going down. It must be the rise of birth control compared to past years.
LadyP LadyP 9 years
3 out of 4! Not bad! I missed the question on how many women have died from complications.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
i'm glad about the answer to number 1, but it saddens me that so many countries don't make contraception readily available. it can protect so many women, not just sexually active women, but women who live in areas where they are not respected and could be raped or taken by any man.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 9 years
***in fact. that's 34 years ago.
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 9 years
ashcwebb, abortions were made legal in 1973.. that was over 30 years ago.
maddiemay maddiemay 9 years
Nice Pop! Good catch...
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
"Less abortions" "less women" In both of those cases, it should be "fewer", not "less."
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Ack! I only got 2 right!
oklahoma oklahoma 9 years
More people need to know these facts.. !!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I did really well. Not 100% but not bad.
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