January 1, 2021

Reports from Five States Alone Show over 100 Babies Born Alive During Attempted Abortions Since 2008

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The pro-abortion movement, when confronted with the idea of legal protection for children born during a failed attempt at abortion, often argue that this never happens. Abortion survivors do exist, however. Information Live Action News gathered from just five states showed that 108 children were born alive after an attempted abortion since 2008.

Live Action accessed reports from Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, and Texas to come to this conclusion. Note that high-population pro-abortion states often don't report these kinds of statistics, so the average number of abortion survivors is likely greater than this data might suggest.

Between the years 2008 and 2020, the data collected by Live Action showed that 37 preborn children from Arizona, 27 from Florida, 12 from Michigan, 19 from Minnesota, and 13 from Texas were born alive after attempted abortions.

A report from the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute cited the CDC for another estimate of abortion survivors, saying:

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nationwide, between 2003 and 2014 at least 143 babies died after being born alive during botched abortions, though the CDC also states this could be an underestimation."

While some abortion survivors go on to live normal lives, others are left to die; either killed directly by an abortionist after the failed abortion or simply refused medical treatment until they eventually die. The CDC reports that the majority of children who die after surviving an abortion attempt live between 1-4 hours before they pass away.

If you would like to hear directly from abortion survivors, Faces of Choice created a series of short videos in which abortion survivors tell their stories and expose the truth about failed abortions.