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Some facts about abortions in N.C.

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"This bill is a travesty. It will make women more desperate." —testimony at a public hearing Tuesday on House Bill 695, which would make it nearly impossible to get an abortion in North Carolina

36 Number of abortion providers in N.C.

1 If HB 695 becomes law

27% Percentage of women 15–44 living in an N.C. county without an abortion provider, 1988

50% In 2008

33,140 Number of abortions in N.C. in 2008*

2.7% As a percentage of all U.S. abortions

8.8 per 100,000 births Mortality rate among women who delivered live babies

0.6 per 100,000 Mortality rate related to induced abortion

*Some of these women who obtained abortions could have been from other states; some N.C. residents may have had abortions in another state

Sources: N.C. Legislature; Obstetrics & Gynecology study of CDC data, 1998–2005; Guttmacher Institute

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