How many abortions take place in California each day? In our 10/18 CSUN survey of 191 students, numbers varied widely, but the most common responses fell into the following three ranges:
29% said there were between 1,000 and 1,000,000 abortions each day in California.
16% said there were between 100 and 199 each day.
16% said there were between 1 and 99 each day.
The facts? The Alan Guttmacher Institute estimates that about 233,373 abortions take place each year in California. That's about 639 abortions each day. (About 14% of people surveyed at CSUN got within the ballpark by picking a number between 500 and 799.)
I assume most people can agree that reducing this number would be a good thing, so here's a question for all of us: "What’s the best way to reduce the number of abortions?"
Click "Comments" to give or read an opinion.
Tomorrow’s post: "Up until what point in pregnancy can a woman legally get an abortion?"