by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Confirming the effectiveness of pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Centers, a new study has found that abortion-minded women who visit such a center are 30% more likely to decide on keeping their babies, Life News reports. The study was carried out by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published in the journal “Plos One” in July.
Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers are typically non-profit community-based organizations that offer free pregnancy and parenting support and free baby products such as clothing and diapers, Life New said.
The new study followed 800 women considering abortions to research how their visit to a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) affected their decision to continue with the pregnancy.
“Having visited a CPC was … associated with higher odds of planning to continue the pregnancy, rather than having had an abortion, even when controlling for sociodemographic, decision conflict, and distance characteristics,” the study showed. “… Significantly fewer respondents who had visited a confirmed CPC had had an abortion by follow-up (29.5% compared to 50.5% among those who had not visited a CPC),” the study said.
According to research by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, there are around 27,000 such CPCs in the US; in 2019 these centers served nearly 2 million people, Life News said.
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