These notes are from Cloud Accounting Podcast and may be useful to those of us discussing the issue with our clients in regard to employee benefit planning. (Statistics are shared without documentation or explanation and commentary is minimized).
1 in 4 women have had an abortion.
54% of abortions are by women of Christian faith.
20% of pregnancies end in abortion.
Almost all abortion are the result of an unplanned pregnancy.
23% of women who get an abortion say they can’t afford to have a child.
20% of women who get an abortion say they are not ready do have a child.
A woman can get pregnant by having sex only 5 days out of the 30 day month, or less than 17% of their time.
48% of women who get abortions were on contraceptives at the time they got pregnant. Since contraceptives are 98% effective when used as intended, so this statistic implies ‘user error’.
Over 50% of abortions were by pill.
Multiple data sources indicate that abortion bans do not reduce the number of abortions.
Multiple data sources indicate that abortion bans do substantially increase the rate of medical complications.
The same political forces that oppose abortion also oppose all measures of expanded support for children.
Out-of-pocket cost of having a baby is $5,000 to $11,000 even with insurance.
Cost of raising a child is $265,000 to $500,000.