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Who Has Abortions?
article image One in Six
The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit corporation for reproductive health research and policy analysis. The Institute is also a public education arm of Planned Parenthood.
It reports that one in six women who have had abortions are evangelical Christians. Based on these statistics, 5.6 million women in our churches have chosen abortion as a way out of an unwanted pregnancy. Each year, 1.5 million American women have an abortion. This means 250,000 evangelical Christian women could choose to abort a child this year.

20- to 24-year-olds
Women ages 20 to 24 obtain 32 percent of all abortions. Teenagers obtain 20 percent.

Repeat Abortions
Forty percent of women ages 15 to 44 have had at least one previous abortion.

Sole Means of Birth Control
Fifty percent of women who have abortions use it as their sole means of birth control.

Fifty-eight percent of abortion patients say they used birth control during the month of conception.

Public Funding
Fourteen percent of all abortions in the United States are paid for with public funds, virtually all of which are state funds. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington state and West Virginia fund all or some abortions.

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