Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fact Checking Abortion

To promote an upcoming lecture series that will feature Congressman Chris Smith and the Marriage and Religion Research Institute’s Patrick Fagan, the Family Research Council has dropped a few intriguing facts unearthed by new research. Among them:

* Instead of the figure abortion proponents regularly cite (that one-third of all women have had an abortion), the actual number is one-sixth.

*Almost three-fourths of abortions are performed on women who engaged in sexual intercourse at age 16 or younger.

* 40% of women who begin sexual intercourse very early (ages 12 to 14) end up experiencing an abortion.

* Contrary to frequent claims, there is no substantial difference of income status in women who have abortions.