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Do more abortions or adoptions take place in the U.S.?

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "In 2007 and 2008, approximately 136,000 children were adopted annually in the United States." According to a 2014 paper in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, "In 2011, an estimated 1.1 million abortions were performed in the United States." This amounts to a ratio of about 8 abortions for every adoption.


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