Guest Author - Rebecca Pearce-Banks
The Alan Guttmacher Institute recently released information from a study that reveals approximately half of all abortions performed in 2002 were done to women who had already undergone the procedure at least once before.
This sobering information backs up previous information gathered by the U.S government that about half of all abortions are repeats done on low-income women who already have children.
Sharon Camp, the Institute’s president and C.E.O., claims the number of abortions would go down if the government would allow more funding for abortionists to guarantee proper access of birth control for patients. Currently, numerous family planning clinics get government funds only because they don’t have a direct relationship with abortion providers. This “wall of separation” is a contributing cause of repeat abortions, according to Camp.
This study proves that abortion affects not only the child aborted, but also the women who choose termination. They appear to be more inclined toward a self-destructive pattern of repeated unintended pregnancies and abortions.
How can we help stop this pattern?