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Stats of our lives: 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

72Percent 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 10Percentage 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