Live Action shares this interesting chart, showing the percentage of unplanned pregnancies ending in abortion by the mother’s religious affiliation:What do these figures tell us?
Unplanned children of evangelicals have the best odds of survival, and evangelicals certainly have a reputation for being pro-life. But 32% is still much too high. I was surprised to see no difference between Catholics, who have a pro-life reputation, and mainstream Protestants, who are all over the map on the aboriton debate. It may be that most pro-choice Protestants are of the “but I would never have an abortion” variety.
Sadly, atheists top the list– but not by much. There’s only a 7% difference between atheists and Catholics. About half of atheists choose life when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
The bottom line? People of “no religion” or “other religion” are those who are most in need of the pro-life message. Secular Pro-Life is there for them. Let’s continue to close that gap, and bring the numbers down to zero for all religious groups.