Right to Life - March for Life
We pray...we march...
Because EVERY life is precious.
+ Delaware is #1 in the nation in teen abortions
(19 and under)
+ Delaware is #2 in the nation in the rate of abortion
(21 per 1,000 women)
+ More than half of all abortions in Delaware are repeat abortions
+ 42% of abortions in Delaware are performed on black women
+ Approximately 5,000 abortions are performed each year in Delaware
+ Approximately 1/3 of all abortions are performed on out-of-state women
* statistics are from the Centers for Disease Control and Alan Guttmacher Institute and reflect the year for which they are most recently available - 2003
In 2008, 7,070 women obtained abortions in Delaware, producing a rate of 40 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age. Some of these women were from other states, and some Delaware residents had abortions in other states, so this rate may not reflect the abortion rate of state residents. The rate increased 39% since 2005, when it was 28.8 abortions per 1,000 women 15-44. Abortions in Delaware represent 0.6% of all abortions in the United States.