Is abortion some kind of free lunch? Or does it have a hidden cost that we are simply afraid to examine? We regularly explore the hidden cost of many things -- absenteeism, drug addiction, drunken driving, even the common cold. Isn’t it time to challenge the high cost of abortion to us as a nation? Here in striking examples, a leading market researcher cites some hidden costs that should catch the attention of every concerned American.
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By Dennis M. Howard
Total number of abortions in the United States 1967-2014: 57,918,236Population of 87 largest U.S. Cities: 57,789,488 Number of babies aborted each year worldwide -- 50,000,000.Number of babies aborted throughout the world since World War II:More than 1.6 billion.Top 3 countries in number of abortions annually:1. Red China -- 11,000,000.2. Former Soviet Union -- 6,000,000.3. The United States – 1,000,000 (Projected 2014)Highest abortion/birth ratio in the world: The former Soviet Union(300 abortions for every 100 live births, and declining)Highest abortion/birth ratio in the United States: Washington, D.C.(265 abortions for every 100 live births, and declining).Number of Jews killed during the Nazi Holocaust - 6,000,000.Number of American babies aborted since 9/11/2001 – 14,854,370Number of American babies aborted during the Clinton presidency: 11,200,000 Number of babies aborted during Bush II presidency: 10,108,000 (-9.75%)Number of blacks killed by lynching in the U.S. between 1864 and 1968:4,946 (47.7 per year).Number of black babies killed by abortion between 1967 and 2014:19,678,000 (currently 450,000 per year)Ratio of black babies killed by abortion to blacks killed by lynching:3,978 to 1.
Number of U.S. battle deaths in the 8-year American Revolution: 4,435 Number of babies aborted in one day in the U.S. Today: 3,000Number of U.S. battle deaths in 9-year Vietnam War from 1964 to 1973:47,369Number of abortions in the United States in 9 years from 1984 to 1993:13,950,000 Ratio: 294.5 to 1 Number of American battle deaths in all U.S. wars since 1776: 655,531Number of abortions in the United States from 1967-2014: 57,918,236Ratio of U.S. abortions to battle deaths in all U.S. Wars: 88.3 to 1Number of Americans of all ages and races murdered daily by handguns – 28Number of American babies of all races killed every day by abortion – 3,000 Ratio of babies killed by abortion to people killed by handguns:107.1 to 1Number of Hispanic babies aborted for every 100 deaths from all other causes: 200 Number of black babies aborted for every 100 deaths from all other causes:157Number of white babies aborted for every 100 deaths from all other causes:20 Number of American of all ages who start smoking every day -- 3,000.Percentage of smokers who will die prematurely 50-70 years later: 30%.Percentage of babies killed this year by abortion: 23.3%.Years of life expectancy lost by the average smoker - 7 years.Years of life expectancy lost by the average aborted baby - 78 years. Ratio: 11.1 to 1Total years of life expectancy lost by aborted American babies since 1967: 4.52 billion life years.Total distance from one end of the universe to the other:10 billion light years.Suicide rate for women following a live birth: 5.9 per 100,000.Suicide rate for women following an abortion: 34.7 per 100,000.Increased risk: 488%Percentage of adult men and women (18-64) who have been involved in 1 or more abortions: 25% (1 out of 4)Percentage of adult men and women (18-64) who will admit to an abortion: 10% (1 out of 10)Typical cost for an abortion in the United States today - $400Estimated cost of preventing an abortion through early education of young people - $25(Early education is the most cost effective way to prevent abortion)Estimated future GDP gain of a baby saved from abortion: $25,000,000Ratio to cost of an average abortion: 71,430 to 1Est. total U.S. GDP loss to date for 57,517,326 abortions: $55.4 trillion (2014) Estimated future U.S. GDP loss by 2040 if abortion continues:$400 trillionYour share of this future loss: $1,290,325
Notes: Basic Data drawn from the U.S. Statistical Abstract, and World Almanac with projections and analysis by the Movement for a Better America. Abortion data based on published data from Guttmacher Institute. For permission to distribute copies of The Abortion Index, write to: Movement for a Better America PO Box 472, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970-0472
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