Love Compassion Action 2020 Recording Thank you for joining our Love Compassion Action Virtual Event IT WAS AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU WITH US. Learn More About Topics From the Event U.S. Abortion Statistics One in four women will have an abortion by age 45In 2017, 18 percent of pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) ended in abortionApproximately 862,320 abortions were performed in 2017, down 7 percent from 926,190 in 2014The abortion rate in 2017 was 13.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44, down 8 percent from 14.6 per 1,000 in 2014There are more than 2,300 abortions each day in the United States (The CDC reported 619,591 legal abortions in 2018. We get the daily estimate of abortions by dividing this number by 260 business days in a year which gives us an estimated average) Source: The Guttmacher Institute Pressure to Abort 64 percent of women reported feeling pressured to abort79 percent weren’t told about available resources if they chose life84 percent weren’t adequately counseled before an abortion54 percent were unsure of their decision67 percent received no counseling beforehand65 percent of women suffer trauma symptoms after abortionMost abortion clinics fail to screen for coercionPressure to abort can escalate to violence Source: Heartbeat International Pregnancy Resource Centers PRCs served nearly two million clients in 2017They saved their communities an estimated $161 millionMore than seven in 10 locations offered free ultrasounds (up 24 percent since 2010)400,100 hours of free services were contributed by credentialed nurse sonographers and registered diagnostic medical sonographers in 2017Centers carried out 679,600 free pregnancy tests in 2017295,900 moms and dads attended parenting courses Source: The Charlotte Lozier Institute Together we help women understand their real choice. The choice to be brave The choice to be strong The choice to give her baby life The choice to face the future knowing that she is not alone.