Survey: most post-abortion women wouldn’t want to abort again

The post-abortion organization, Open Arms, has been gathering information from abortive women since 1986. These items from their ongoing survey reflect data released in the spring of 1997:

Reason for Abortion

Social: 82%

Economic: 9%

Health: 5%

Life: 1%

Rape: 1%

Incest: 0.5%

Would you have liked pro-life information then?

Yes: 57%

No: 23%

Not sure: 9%

Did the relationship with the father of the baby end soon after the abortion?

Yes: 55%

No: 43%

Would you have this abortion again?

Yes: 15%

No: 74%

Not sure: 4%

From Frederica Mathewes-Green Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion (Felicity Press; 3 edition, April 16, 2013) Kindle version

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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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