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COVID-19 in the states

By the Numbers
by The Editors
Posted 7/02/20, 04:41 pm

37

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Quick Takes

News
by The Editors
Posted 6/11/20, 05:10 pm

Old-school milling

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

A staggering abortion toll

By the Numbers
by The Editors
Posted 6/11/20, 04:45 pm

61,628,584

The total number of abortions in the United States between 1973—when the U.S. Supreme Court forced states to legalize abortion—and 2017, according to a calculation by National Right to Life using data from the Guttmacher Institute. While the number of abortions per year has been dropping fairly steadily since peaking at over 1.6 million in 1990, the death toll still reaches several hundred thousand every year. National Right to Life noted that the share of chemical abortions rose from 16.4 percent of all abortions in 2008 to 39.4 percent in 2017.

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