Abortion Statistics by Weeks of Gestation

Weeks of Gestation

Abortions (% of total)

<6 22
7 18
8 18
>8 42

Therefore, 78% of abortions occur after fetal brain waves have begun

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By examining abortion statistics, we can determine that all abortions occur after the fetal heart has begun to beat. The vast majority of abortions occur after fetal brain waves have begun.


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  1. Elam-Evans, L.D., et al. 2002. Abortion Surveillance -- United States, 1999. Surveillance Summaries 51(SS09) 1-28. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention).

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