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25 States with Most Abortions
See BS ^ | 1/12/2011

Posted on 01/12/2011 7:47:12 AM PST by markomalley

Is abortion a crime against the unborn or an important medical procedure that helps women control their own bodies and destines?

Americans are unlikely to agree anytime soon. But whether or not you think it's a good thing, a new study from the Guttmacher Institute suggests abortions are a common thing.

Half of all pregnancies are unintended, according to the report which studies numbers from 2008. And of those, four out of ten end in abortion.

Good, bad, or otherwise? You decide. Here are the 25 states with the highest rates of abortion, ranked by percentage, not total abortions.

25: Tennessee

2008 Abortion Rate

15.5 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

19,550 total abortions

24: Colorado

2008 Abortion Rate

15.7 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

15,960 total abortions

23: Louisiana

2008 Abortion Rate

16.1 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

14,860 total abortions Louisiana

22: Texas

2008 Abortion Rate

16.5 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

84,610 total abortions

21: Pennsylvania

2008 Abortion Rate

17 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

41,000 total abortions

20: Oregon

2008 Abortion Rate

17.3 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

12,900 total abortions

19: North Carolina

2008 Abortion Rate

17.5 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

33,140 total abortions

18: Virginia

2008 Abortion Rate

17.6 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

28,520 total abortions

17: Washington State

2008 Abortion Rate

18.3 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

24,320 total abortions

16: Massachusetts

2008 Abortion Rate

18.3 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

24,900 total abortions

15: Michigan

2008 Abortion Rate

18.4 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

36,790 total abortions

14: Georgia

2008 Abortion Rate

19.2 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

39,820 total abortions

13: Kansas

2008 Abortion Rate

19.2 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

10,620 total abortions

12: Illinois

2008 Abortion Rate

20.5 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

54,920 total abortions

11: Hawaii

2008 Abortion Rate

22.6 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

5,630 total abortions

10: Rhode Island

2008 Abortion Rate

22.9 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

5,000 total abortions

09: Connecticut

2008 Abortion Rate

24.6 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

17,030 total abortions

08: Nevada

2008 Abortion Rate

25.9 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

13,450 total abortions

07: Florida

2008 Abortion Rate

27.2 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

94,360 total abortions

06: California

2008 Abortion Rate

27.6 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

214,190 total abortions

05: Maryland

2008 Abortion Rate

29 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

34,290 total abortions

04: Washington D.C.

2008 Abortion Rate

29.9 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

4,450 total abortions

03: New Jersey

2008 Abortion Rate

31.3 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

54,160 total abortions

02: New York

2008 Abortion Rate

37.6 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

153,160 total abortions

01: Delaware

2008 Abortion Rate

40 abortions per 1,000 women (15-44)

7,070 total abortions


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; prolife
(yes, I know DC is not a state)

A couple of those states surprised me.

1 posted on 01/12/2011 7:47:16 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
How many murders is that a year? Worse than Hitler!

Mike

2 posted on 01/12/2011 7:50:13 AM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: markomalley

The southern states 23 through 25 might surprise some but those states have high African American populations and last I read (over a year ago) it was predominantly that group that kills their unborn. No that others don’t, but African Americans by far lead the way.


3 posted on 01/12/2011 7:50:21 AM PST by Grunthor (Enemy of the state)
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To: markomalley

Two points;

1. How many/what % of African American babies were slaughtered in their Mother’s wombs.

2. What is the rate of breast cancer in those areas of high abortion rates?


4 posted on 01/12/2011 7:57:31 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: markomalley

Blue states (in general) murder their babies.

60% of murdered babies in NY City “Planned Parenthood” abattoirs.


5 posted on 01/12/2011 7:58:52 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Grampa Dave

60% of murdered babies in NY City “Planned Parenthood” abattoirs are black.


6 posted on 01/12/2011 7:59:57 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Grampa Dave

I would love to see the answer to your second question.


7 posted on 01/12/2011 8:01:11 AM PST by redangus
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To: Grampa Dave
What is the rate of breast cancer in those areas of high abortion rates?

That would be interesting to know.

8 posted on 01/12/2011 8:01:30 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: markomalley

Kansas’s rate should fall in the coming years...


9 posted on 01/12/2011 8:02:28 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: redangus; SuzyQ; neverdem

In liberal California, pockets of breast cancer have been reported in areas where abortion is the co religion with green enviralism.

Of course we can’t get the mediots or the government funded researchers to research the rates for the % of breast cancer following abortion and if that rate goes up after each abortion.


10 posted on 01/12/2011 8:07:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: stefanbatory
Kansas’s rate should fall in the coming years...

I was disturbed by the rate in Kansas so when I went through there on a business trip I set out to find out why it was so high. It took me about 20 minutes to learn that nearly half of the abortions performed in Kansas are from neighboring states, primarily Oklahoma and Missouri. Part of this was because of the proximity of the clinics to the borders. Now some of those clinics are gone and the rate may drop.

11 posted on 01/12/2011 8:12:16 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: markomalley

Interesting data, however the state with the highest percentage (Delaware) had fewer total abortions then the 25th ranked state (Tennesee).

That would be like saying some podunk town in Alaska is more dangerous then NYC because they have a higher murder rate. Well if your town is only 50 people and 2 people get murdered in a bar fight, that hardly makes the town more dangerous then NYC even if the percentage is higher.

I know that any abortion is one too many, but I’m just pointing out a descrepancy.


12 posted on 01/12/2011 8:12:16 AM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: FormerACLUmember

“60% of murdered babies in NY City “Planned Parenthood” abattoirs are black.”

This is one prime example of the final solution of racism pushed by the Democrats on their black slave voters.

One of these days, intelligent blacks will wake up and tear down the rat party for their racism and extermination goals of black babies.


13 posted on 01/12/2011 8:17:31 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

“This is one prime example of the final solution of racism pushed by the Democrats on their black slave voters.”

Yeah, and they did such a good job that now they have to import their voters from Mexico.


14 posted on 01/12/2011 8:26:45 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Grunthor

and odumbi is the biggest cheerleader for killing black babies before they are born...and even after!


15 posted on 01/12/2011 8:33:47 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Let's Roll

“Yeah, and they did such a good job that now they have to import their voters from Mexico.”

Exactly.

Each year since the 1960’s the Democrat abortionists have decimated unborn innocent blackchildren.

The stats have caught up with them and they bring in the illegal Hispanics to vote in the place of the murdered black babies.


16 posted on 01/12/2011 8:35:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: SuziQ

breast cancer has long since been regarded as primarily caused by environmental influences. There are even suggestions that bras cause cancer. Teasing out the impact of abortions would be statistically difficult. I’m not sure you would get the clear picture you seek.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 8:36:52 AM PST by bioqubit
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To: markomalley

Abortion is as much a medical procedure as is shooting somebody.


18 posted on 01/12/2011 8:48:26 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: markomalley

“Is abortion a crime against the unborn or an important medical procedure that helped to control their bodies and destinies?”

We could as it another way.

Were the experiments done by Nazi Dr. Joseph Mengele a crime against humanity or just important medical procedures that helped to control Jews’ own bodies and destinies?


19 posted on 01/12/2011 8:54:36 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Grunthor

Blacks lead the way because they were the initial targets of the policies; when they wouldn’t “play ball” then financial realities forced them into it via welfare reform.


20 posted on 01/12/2011 9:02:06 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: markomalley

The northeast takes the top honors. Of course, I figured that before I read the list.


21 posted on 01/12/2011 9:04:19 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Is abortion a crime against the unborn or an important medical procedure that helped to control their bodies and destinies?”

This is a straw man; for over a decade now the real question is: While we know abortion is a crime against the unborn, is it justified as a means to help women control their bodies?

Even the most ardent supporters admit at this point that it is a child being killed; they just don’t care (really).


22 posted on 01/12/2011 9:05:08 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: markomalley

We are engaged in the denial of evil and the acceptance of our inhumanity.


23 posted on 01/12/2011 9:10:29 AM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: markomalley

Quite a few Red States in there. Very disappointing.


24 posted on 01/12/2011 10:26:22 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: bioqubit

A 15 year old girl has about one in nine or an 11% lifetime risk of breast cancer. If she gets pregnant in her teens and has the baby, she reduces her risk to about 7.5% However, if she has an abortion, her risk rises to over 15%. If the abortion sterilizes her, and/or for other reasons she never has another pregnancy, her risk rises to 30%.

The Deadly After-Effect of Abortion: Breast Cancer (Hayes Publishing Co., 2008)


25 posted on 01/12/2011 11:55:52 AM PST by Faith
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To: Grunthor

Margaret Sanger would be proud.


26 posted on 01/12/2011 11:59:30 AM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: markomalley

According to the New York City Dept of Health for 2009:

- 41% of all pregnancies ended in abortion
- 59.8% of Non-Hispanic black pregnancies ended in abortion
- 41.3% of Hispanic pregnancies ended in abortion
- 22.7% of Asian and non-Hispanic white pregnancies ended in abortion

Where is the outcry that abortion is racist???


27 posted on 01/12/2011 12:16:50 PM PST by jda
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To: Grampa Dave

“60% of murdered babies in NY City “Planned Parenthood” abattoirs are black. This is one prime example of the final solution of racism pushed by the Democrats on their black slave voters. One of these days, intelligent blacks will wake up and tear down the rat party for their racism and extermination goals of black babies.”

It is amazing, really, how utterly exploited and oppressed the blacks are by the democrat party. Not one scintilla of insight can be seen. They are sadly hopeless.


28 posted on 01/12/2011 2:49:34 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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