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Reasons for Abortion

Why are children aborted? The Alan Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood) states:

  • 1% are victims of incest or rape
  • 1% had fetal abnormalities
  • 4% had a doctor who said their health would worsen if they continued the pregnancy
  • 50% said they didn’t want to be a single parent or they had problems in current relationships
  • 66% stated they could not afford a child
  • 75% said the child would interfere with their lives.

Statistics cited in Rescue Update, June/July 1989, Southern California Operation Rescue, quoted in Sanctity of Life, C. Swindoll, Word, 1990, p. 12