Monday, April 10, 2006

Abortion Numbers

According to Planned Parenthood...

# of abortions per year. 1.31 million (2000)
or 3589 every day
or 358.9 every hour Planned Parenthood is open.

Costs per abortion
conception to 8 weeks = $372
8-16 weeks = $774
20+ weeks = $1179

Giving weight to the numbers PP gives, an approximate average of $561.09 per abortion

Per PP, taxpayer money is used for 13%
for an estimated total of $99,553,627.

The risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every 500,000 abortions at eight or fewer weeks to one per 27,000 at 16-20 weeks, and one per 8,000 at 21 or more weeks (AGI,2004). After 20 weeks gestation there is no statistically significant difference in maternal mortality rates between terminating a pregnancy by abortion and carrying it to term.
(for ease of use that is .2 per 100,000; 3.7 per 100,000; 12.5 per 100,000)

Compare the above rate to the maternal mortality rate of 7.7 per 100,000 pregnancies. Of those an estimated %88 to %98 could be prevented, leading to a %0.154 to 0.924 mortality rate for mothers who carry to term. (Source)

And then per PP, the black-robed priests gave a gem or a ruling when in Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists they ruled that when performing a postviability abortion, a physician must be permitted to use the method most likely to preserve the woman's health, even if it might endanger fetal survival.
Umm, isnt endangering "fetal survival" the entire point of an abortion?

With the one noted exception all info is pulled from Planned Parenthood's own website.