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(CNN) — Here’s a look at some information and statistics on abortion in the United States.

Facts:
January 22, 1973 – Roe v. Wade – The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, affirms the legality of a woman’s right to have an abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

The most common method of legal abortion (before 13 weeks) is surgical vacuum aspiration.

“Partial birth abortion” is a controversial name for intact dilation and evacuation (or extraction). A ban on the procedure was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2007.

State Policies on Later Abortions compiled by the Guttmacher Institute.

Abortion Statistics:
The following is the number of abortions reported to the CDC (As of 2016):
2012: 699,202

2011: 730,322

2010: 765,651

2009: 784,507

2008: 825,564

2007: 827,609

2006: 846,181

2005: 820,151

2000: 857,475

1995: 1,210,883

1990: 1,429,247

1985: 1,328,570

1980:…

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