Abortion in Wyoming: Fast Facts (These are facts from another state so we want to replace this with wyoming statistics)
Abortion is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States. (Source: Alan Guttmacher Institute)
To date, 50 million unborn children have lost their lives to abortion. Surgical abortions in Wyoming are quite rare. However, many Wyoming unborn babies lose their lives in abortion clinics in neighboring states, such as Colorado and Montana. There are five or six crisis pregnancy centers in the state that are striving to save babies and support mothers in difficult circumstances. It is a tribute to the state of Wyoming that it has many more CPC's than abortion clinics."
The American Medical Association supports legislation banning partial-birth abortions unless the life of the mother is in danger.
Studies show that there is a 150% increase in rates of breast cancer for girls under 18 who abort at 8 weeks gestation or greater. (Source: British Journal of Cancer, 1981)
According to a 1999 USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll, 71% of Americans favor some or total restrictions on abortions.
Social or "birth control" reasons account for approximately 93% of all abortions. So-called "hard cases" of rape, incest, health of baby, and threat to life or health of mother account for less than 7%. (Source: Family Planning Perspectives, July/August 1988)
57% of Americans believe abortion is murder.
Nearly two-thirds believe abortion should be illegal after the first trimester.
There is no reliable reporting of abortion statistics in the state of Wyoming. A statute is needed, and the legislature needs to address this shortcoming.