Abortion: Myth Or Fact?

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Abortion: Myth Or Fact? - Quiz

Take this quiz to reveal misconceptions you may have about abortion. This quiz asks you to identify if commonly held beliefs about abortion are fact or myth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The majority of abortions occur BEFORE nine weeks of gestation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    59% of abortions occurs before nine weeks of gestation. Only 1% occur after 21 weeks. Over 90% occur within the first trimester.

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  • 2. 

    You are much more likely to die giving birth than by having a first trimester abortion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    7.1 per 100,000 women die giving birth compared to 0.1 per 100,000 having an abortion before nine weeks of gestation.

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  • 3. 

    After you have a first trimester abortion, you will have difficulty getting pregnant again later, and you will be more likely to have a miscarriage or give birth to a baby with birth defects.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    First trimester abortions pose virtually no risk of these problems.

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  • 4. 

    Having an abortion means that you will be more likely to have breast cancer later on.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no relationship between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer.

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  • 5. 

    After you have an abortion, it is likely that you will become depressed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Having an abortion does not have an adverse effect on your mental health.

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  • 6. 

    Using a tampon is more dangerous than having an abortion before nine weeks of gestation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Your chance of death using a tampon is 1 in 350,000 compared to 1 in 1,000,000 for having an abortion before nine weeks of gestation.

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  • 7. 

    Married women rarely have an abortion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    17% of abortions are given to married women.

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  • 8. 

    Christian women rarely have an abortion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    43% of abortions are given to Protestant women. 27% are given to Catholic women.

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  • 9. 

    Women with children rarely have an abortion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    25% of women who have an abortion have had a previous birth.

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  • 10. 

    People in the U.S. have abortions more than people in other countries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Just 3% of abortions worldwide take place in the United States. The abortion rate (abortions per 1,000 women) is 21 in the United States compared to 35 for the rest of the world.

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  • 11. 

    Illegal abortions are pretty rare.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    44% of abortions worldwide occur illegally.

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  • 12. 

    Even though abortion is legal, it's still a relatively uncommon procedure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Abortion is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States.

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