In 2020, one in every five pregnancies in the United States will be aborted.


In 2020, one in every five pregnancies in the United States will be aborted.

According to numbers released Wednesday, the number and rate of abortions in the United States climbed from 2017 to 2020 after a long fall.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organisation, more than 930,000 abortions will be performed in the United States year 2020.

This is up from around 862,000 abortions in 2017 when national abortion figures were at their lowest since the 1973 US Supreme Court judgement legalising the procedure across the country.

According to the analysis, about one in every five pregnancies in 2020 resulted in abortion, which comes as the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn that decision.

"The amount of women seeking abortions demonstrates a need and emphasises how catastrophic a Supreme Court judgement will be for access to an absolutely critical treatment," said Sara Rosenbaum, health law and policy professor at George Washington University.

Medication abortions, also known as the abortion pill, accounted for 54% of all abortions in the United States in 2020, the first time they accounted for more than half of all abortions, according to Guttmacher.

According to the report, the COVID-19 epidemic may have pulled down the numbers in some states.

Abortions in New York climbed from 2017 to 2019, then decreased by 6% between 2019 and 2020. In 2020, one out of every ten abortion facilities in New York will cease or end their services.

Between 2019 and 2020, Texas witnessed a 2% drop in abortions, which coincided with the state's pandemic-related abortion restrictions.

Some experts believe the epidemic has hampered the availability of contraception in other areas or has discouraged women from visiting all of the health care providers involved in a pregnancy.

Abortions, on the other hand, were already on the rise before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on people's lives. One explanation is that some states have made abortion more accessible through Medicaid.

In January 2018, Illinois, for example, began enabling state Medicaid dollars to be used to pay for abortions. Between 2017 and 2020, the number of abortions in the state increased by 25%.

Abortions declined significantly in adjacent Missouri, yet the number of Missouri people travelling to Illinois for abortions surged to over 6,500.

If states fund abortions, I hope they also consider ways to assist childbirth so that a woman does not believe abortion is the best or only option, said Carol Tobias, president of the pro-life National Right to Life Committee.

Every three years, Guttmacher conducts the nation's most comprehensive study of abortion providers. The total is regarded as more complete than data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which leaves out several states, including California, the most populated state in the country.

According to the study, fewer women were becoming pregnant in 2020, and a greater percentage of them chose abortion. There were 3.6 million births, down from 3.7 million in 2017.

In 2020, 14.4 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 had an abortion, up from 13.5 per 1,000 women in 2017.

The number of abortions grew by 12% in the West, 10% in the Midwest, 8% in the South, and 2% in the Northeast.

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