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What is the incidence of abortion in midlife?

Abortion is safe and currently legal in the United States, although, depending on where you live and what your financial situation is, you may have difficulty finding a clinic or practitioner who will provide one. The safest, easiest, and most affordable time to have an abortion is in the first three months of pregnancy. Approximately one of out every three women in the United States will have an abortion before the age of 45. Of women over 40 who become pregnant unintentionally, nearly 65 percent have an abortion.

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