Why are 1/3 of all abortions from Catholic women?

Why are 1/3 of all abortions from Catholic women?

Why are 1/3 of all abortions from Catholic women?

slkusractCorey

Because they're told not to use contraception. But when it comes down to it, they don't have a real objection contraception or abortion anyways. That's what superstition does, it makes people stop thinking and make poor decisions that have big consequences. Contraception is clearly a better choice than getting pregnant and then having an abortion, if you don't want to have a child.

slkusractGwennie

Because unintended pregnancy strikes folks of all religions. Furthermore, Catholic teachings on the acceptability of artificial birth control may mean even more unintended pregnancy- and yes, it's silly to think that someone would not use, say, a condom because the Church condemns them, and yet get an abortion, which the Church also condemns . . . but people are not always rational. EDIT: @Daver: "Nice try." Wait, what? Didn't what you quoted just confirm exactly what the questioner asked- that 1/3 (31.3%) of women who obtain abortions are Catholic?

slkusractTorgo

If you add up all of those percentages, you get 111.7%. If you assume the 18% Evangelical is included in the Protestant category, you get 93.7%. In any case, so many abortions are for Catholics because we have a lot of Catholics in the US. So few abortions are for Jewish women because we have so few Jews here. In general, religious belief has no effect on whether or not someone gets an abortion. Thanks for the information, though.

slkusractJesse

What they do has absolutely no bearing on what we HOLD to be morally right and wrong. Get it? Why do a lot of Muslims kill and say that they promote peace?

slkusractimacatholic2

Unfortunately, Popular Culture's gods of lust and selfishness influence many people to act in violation of things they used to believe. With love in Christ.

slkusractDaver

Who's having abortions (religion)? Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.- Catholic women account for 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as "Born-again/Evangelical". Nice try.

slkusractHalo

A lot of people dont go by every single thing their religion says, or in other words being religious doesnt mean you have to be super religious.

slkusractJohn

(i would have guessed Indian and Chinese women who dont want girls, incidentally, abortion kills girls, there is a girl shortage, and so latter India and china might have another population boom to compensate for the gross imbalance of girls to boys, abortion causing a rise in population? irony) Probably because Catholics are like 1/7 the whole planet. more people means more likely to have members abort.

slkusractRatz

They aren't using contraceptives correctly.

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