Bans Off Our Bodies FTW Protest Recaps Roe v Wade Fell & The Nation is Angry – June 25th Rally

Roe v Wade Fell & The Nation is Angry – June 25th Rally

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Nationwide Rallies and Marches started today after the official fall of Roe v Wade. There were hundreds of protesters gathering across the metroplex including Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth. Those that couldn’t gather took to social media where they expressed their anger, sadness, and disbelief that we officially have less rights than our parents and grandparents. We have a big rally planned for Saturday June 26th, but a small group came up to the courthouse to rage with community.

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More than half of all U.S. abortion patients in 2014 were in their 20s: Patients aged 20–24 obtained 34% of all abortions, and patients aged 25–29 obtained 27%.

Adolescents made up 12% of abortion patients in 2014: Those aged 18–19 accounted for 8% of all abortions, 15–17-year-olds for 3% and those younger than 15 for 0.2%.

Seventeen percent of abortion patients in 2014 identified themselves as mainline Protestant, 13% as evangelical Protestant and 24% as Catholic, while 38% reported no religious affiliation and the remaining 8% reported some other affiliation.

Fifty-nine percent of abortions in 2014 were obtained by patients who had had at least one birth.

Some 75% of abortion patients in 2014 were poor (having an income below the federal poverty level of $15,730 for a family of two in 2014) or low-income (having an income of 100–199% of the federal poverty level).

In 2014, 51% of abortion patients were using a contraceptive method in the month they became pregnant, most commonly condoms (24%) or a short-acting hormonal method (13%).
U.S. Abortion Patients

The past fifty years have been characterized by an unmistakable trend toward the liberalization of abortion laws, particularly in the industrialized world. Each year, around seventy-three million abortions take place worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This translates to about thirty-nine abortions per one thousand women globally, a rate that has stayed roughly the same since 1990. Notably, rates have diverged between countries with fewer restrictions and those with more: Between 1990–94 and 2015–19, the average abortion rate in countries with generally legal abortion (excluding China and India) declined by 43 percent. By contrast, in countries with severe restrictions on abortion, the average abortion rate increased by around 12 percent.

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