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Big Obstacles to Young People in Local ChurchThe number of dead children after 27 years of legalized abortion is about 39 million. As to maternal deaths from abortion, the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of August 9, 1997, gives statistics for the 20 year period from 1972-1991.

According to Table 35 (p. 96), the numbers of abortion-related maternal deaths for 1972 (the year before abortion on demand became legal nationwide) are:

*Legal abortions – 24

*Illegal abortions – 39

*Spontaneous abortions – 25

For the subsequent 19 years (1973-1991) of legalized abortion, the total numbers for maternal deaths are:

*Legal abortions – 263

*Illegal abortions – 51

*Spontaneous abortions – 159