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Why we don't know how many abortions there are in America

By Jennifer Graham, Deseret News | Posted - Feb. 27, 2017 at 12:08 p.m.



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With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president's pick for the Supreme Court, abortion rights are again at the forefront of the national conversation.

But people who talk about abortion, whether on national news shows or at the dining-room table, are missing a critical piece of information: how many abortions were performed in the U.S. last year.

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Jennifer Graham

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