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A mother's choice
The vast majority of women seeking abortions already have at least one child — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
Abortion numbers in the U.S. Tetra Images/Corbis

72
Percent of women seeking to terminate a pregnancy who already have at least one child, according to the National Abortion Federation, a professional group of abortion providers

At least 10
Percentage increase in that figure since the economy crashed. Experts believe some mothers are electing to have abortions because they can't afford to raise another child.

Source: Slate

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