Would you be proud of 6,927 human lives lost in a single year from a single cause? That is the number of unborn children killed by abortion in Wisconsin in 2012. The picture isn’t all bleak, however, because that number is a 68% decrease from the all-time high of 21,754 performed in 1980.
- Wisconsin’s abortion rate, the number of abortions performed per
1,000 women of childbearing age, is 6. The national abortion rate is 19.5.
- Wisconsin’s abortion ratio, the number of abortions per 100 live
births, is 10. The national abortion ratio is 24.
- 19 unborn babies die from abortion each day in Wisconsin.
- Over 128,011 Wisconsin children have been saved from abortion,
cumulatively, since 1987 when Wisconsin began requiring the reporting
For more information on Wisconsin abortion numbers by age, ethnic background, marital status, and county, please visit the Department of Health and Family Services website at
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/P4/p45360-12.pdf for the “Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin” booklet.
- 1.2 million abortions are performed each year in the United States. That number is down from the all time high of 1.6 million abortions recorded in 1990.
- The national abortion rate is 19.5 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age.
- The national abortion ratio is 24 abortions per 100 live births.
- 3,300 babies die from abortion each day in the United States. That’s one every 24 seconds.
- 15,600 unborn babies who are 21 weeks or older die each year from abortion.
- Over 55 million American unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion on demand.
An estimated 50 million unborn children lose their lives to abortion each year worldwide.