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1 in 4 U.S. women have an abortion by age 45. They come from all walks of life, all races, all economic situations, all educational levels, all stratas of society, and all states. Sometimes, abortion is the most empowering thing a woman can do, and over 30 million women have had abortions since it was legalized in 1973. It is nothing to be ashamed of and whatever provider you choose should treat you with dignity and respect.
Sadly, induced abortion is on the rise in the United States due to the state laws and policies restricting access to abortion care. Globally, 56 million abortions occur each year and nearly half (25 million) are unsafe. An unintended pregnancy is one that was either mistimed or unwanted (45% of all pregnancies). If a woman did not want to become pregnant at the time the pregnancy occurred, but did want to become pregnant at some point in the future, the pregnancy is considered mistimed (27% of pregnancies). If a woman did not want to become pregnant then or at any time in the future, the pregnancy is considered unwanted (18% of pregnancies).
Learn more about abortion laws and statistics from Guttmacher Institute
National Network of Abortion Funds is launching We Testify, an abortion storyteller leadership program with an accompanying website to further shift the culture around abortion experiences. Read the story here. Share your story.