Michigan Christians for Life
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Myths about abortion

1.   Myth: Abortion is only legal through the first trimester.

FACT: Due to the radical scope of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, abortion
is now legal through all 9 months of pregnancy.

FACT: Over 77,000 abortions take place every year in the United States
after the 16th week of pregnancy.

2.  Myth: Women really need abortion for health reasons.

FACT: An Alan Guttmacher Institute survey found that nearly one half of women obtaining abortions said they used no birth control method during the month they
got pregnant.

FACT: Add to this the fact that at most, only 7% of all abortions are done
for the mother's physical or psychological health. Rape and incest are cited as reasons for less than 1% of all abortions.

FACT: Nationally, 82% of women obtaining abortions are unmarried. The statistics strongly suggest abortion is used as birth control.

Click here for more information3.  Myth: No one knows when human life begins.

FACT: The California Medical Association referred to "The scientific fact, which everyone really knows, that human life begins at conception, and is continuous whether intra- or extra-uterine until death."

4.  Myth: Abortion is an unfortunate necessity and doesn't happen often.

FACT: 1.6 million abortions take place each year in the United States. Nearly one in three pregnancies ends in abortion.

5.  Myth: We need abortion to reduce child abuse. Wanted children will not become abused children.

FACT: Abortion has done nothing to reduce child abuse. Child abuse increased
500% from 1973, the year abortion was legalized throughout the U.S. , to 1986.

6.  Myth: The typical abortive woman is a poor, black teen.

FACT: Two thirds of women getting abortions are between the ages of 20 and 24.
68% are white. Two thirds have an annual income of over $11,0000

7.  Myth: God has not judged abortion.

FACT: "Thou shalt not kill."  (Exodus 20:13)

Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 taken from Abortion Myths,  Right to Life of Michigan, Educational Fund. Number 7, from MCFL

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