Abortion Facts & Alternatives

Why do Women Choose Abortion?

According to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, a research arm of Planned Parenthood, surprisingly the reasons for abortion were not health-related as the abortion lobby often claims.  Reasons most frequently cited for abortion were that having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%); that she could not afford a baby now (73%); and that she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%).

Abortion by Demographic

According to the Indiana Termination of Pregnancy Report of 2018…..

  • 85 percent of women in Indiana who obtained an abortion were single.
  • Women between the ages of 20-29 were the most likely age group to get an abortion.
  • 41 percent of the abortions are chemical (non-surgical), 58 percent are surgical.
  • Chemical abortions are less likely to be reported.

Indiana’s Termination of Pregnancy Report for 2018 Click Here

The Indiana Termination of Pregnancy analysis of reported abortions. As stated on page 2 of the document.

“This report seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the occurrence of pregnancy termination in the state by focusing on the occurrence of terminations and multi-year trending. Trends identified in this report are based on data collected since 2014. The analysis presented in this report is not comparable to the results of state reports of terminated pregnancies prior to 2014.”