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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