Since Ohio just introduced a bill that bans abortions after 6-weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape or incest, it seemed like a good time to revisit this research conducted back in 2015. See, so-called pro-lifers love to fight against a woman’s right to choose in the name of Jesus, but a Christian research group called LifeWay found that the Christian community’s stance on abortion isn’t as unwavering as they like to preach.
The survey looked at the relationship between those who seek abortions and their religious affiliations, and the results are rather eye-opening. Of the women surveyed, 70% off the women who had an abortion considered themselves Christian.
Not at all surprising is the fact that 50% off the women that claimed to attend church regularly kept their abortions a secret from their church community, and 40% of the women felt that their churches were not able to help them in their time of crisis.
When choosing to have an abortion, about one third of the women claimed the sexual partner responsible for the impregnation as having the most influence on the decision to seek an abortion. Many women noted that their church culture included shaming women who terminate pregnancies and lacked guidance for women or couples facing such a difficult dilemma.
More than half of the women surveyed believed their church community to be “out-of-touch” and unable to assist them in understanding their options when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Sadly, nearly two thirds of the women believe that their church’s teachings on forgiveness do not apply to those women that have had an abortion.
Women in an already difficult situation are faced with shame and condemnation from their Christian community. Basically, their fellow church-goers treat these vulnerable women exactly opposite of the way their bible tells them they should.
Read more about the interesting findings, “Christian group conducts study on abortion, finds that Christians have the most abortions” written by Isadora Teich and posted by DeadState on November 20, 2015.