40 Years of Legalized Abortion in the United States over 55 million lives lost
55,613,303 abortions in the
United States 1973 - 2012
One baby is aborted every
138 every hour
3,321 every day
23,315 every week
101,033 every month
1,212,400 every year
in the United States alone.
Tennessee Right to Life
PO Box 110765
Nashville, TN 37222-0765
1.877.CHOOSE LIFE (246-6735)
Tennessee Abortion Numbers
Number of abortions performed in Tennessee on women residing in the state. Numbers
provided by the Tennessee Department of Health. For a more detailed analysis of total
abortions performed in Tennessee since 2008, please click here.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a research
affiliate of Planned Parenthood, actively collects
the abortion data directly from providers. All
numbers reported are voluntary; there are no laws
requiring abortionists to report to any national
agency the numbers of abortions they perform.
2009-2011 are estimates of 1,212,400 annually.
Do You Know The Hard Facts About Abortion In America?
Do You Know? That due to the radical scope of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, a right to abortion was effectively established for the entire term of
pregnancy for virtually any reason, whether for sake of personal finances, social convenience, or individual lifestyle...Therefore, no significant legal
barriers of any kind whatsoever exist in the United States for a woman to obtain an abortion for any reason during any stage of her pregnancy.
Do You Know? At 22 days after conception, a baby's heart is already beating.
Do You Know? At 6 weeks, brain waves can be measured. At 8 weeks, the stomach, liver, and kidneys are functioning, and fingerprints have
formed. At 9 weeks, the unborn child can feel pain.
Do You Know? The overwhelming majority of all abortions, 93%, are done as a means of birth control. Only 1% are performed because of rape or
incest; 3% because of fetal abnormalities; 3% due to the mother's health problems.