Every day in the USA
- 2,795 teens (women under 20) get pregnant.
- 1,106 teens have abortions.
- 1.295 teens give birth.
- 67 babies die before one month of life.
- 105 babies die before their first birthday.
- 10 children are killed by guns.
- 30 children are wounded by guns.
- 6 teenagers commit suicide.
- 135,000 children bring a gun to school.
- 7,742 teenagers become sexually active.
- 623 teenagers get syphilis or gonorrhea.
- 211 children are arrested for drug abuse.
- 437 children are arrested for drinking or drunken driving.
- 3,288 children run away from home.
- 2,556 children are born out of wedlock.
- 2,989 children see their parents divorced.
Source: Children’s Defense Fund
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