MEDIA ADVISORY: Launch Event for Abortion Worldwide Report: 100 Countries, 1 Century, 1 Billion Babies

MEDIA ADVISORY: Launch Event for Abortion Worldwide Report: 100 Countries, 1 Century, 1 Billion Babies

CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

January 25thevent to Present Global Overview & Major Findings 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Thomas Jacobson of the Global Life Campaign and other pro-life leaders will join the Family Research Council to present a global overview of abortion rates in nations around the world, what has happened since the first nation authorized abortion in 1920, major findings, and recommendations for restoring respect for human life.  

In 1920, the former Soviet Union was the first country in the world to legalize abortion.  It is currentlyauthorized, partly or fully, by 136 nations. The sixty nations still prohibiting abortion face relentless international pressure to permit abortion without restriction. We now have nearly a century of evidence documenting what happens when governments authorize abortion: it does not become rare, but increases exponentially.

The Abortion Worldwide Report is the first to systematically track reported abortions in 100 nations, territories and regions, from the year of authorization through 2015.  The Report contains 4,915 country years of data, major findings, and country abortion graphs showing the impact of authorization, world maps, and a policy table for 196 nations.


Arina Grossu, Family Research Council

Chuck Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Institute

Dr. Brian Clowes, Human Life International 

Thomas Jacobson, Global Life Campaign

Ernie Walton, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, & the Rule of Law

Ambassadors and diplomats representing various countries will be in attendance

WHAT:  Launch of Abortion Worldwide Report.  Summary Report available upon request (Embargoed until January 25, 10 AM Eastern).

WHERE:  Family Research Council, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

WHEN:  TODAY, January 25, 12:00 noon Eastern

LIVE STREAM:   FRC Events or on FRC Facebook Live

To request media credentials for this event, please email


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