by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A new study has shown that, contrary to a popular pro-abortion argument, abortion among low-income women with children is “exceedingly uncommon, if not rare.” Published in July, the peer-reviewed study was carried out by the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute in Arlington, Virginia.
The study was titled Estimating the Period Prevalence of Mothers Who Have Abortions: A Population-Based Study of Inclusive Pregnancy Outcomes. The aim of the study was to “describe the period prevalence of abortion among all other possible pregnancy outcomes within the reproductive histories of Medicaid-eligible women in the US.”
The subjects of the study were Medicaid-eligible women over the age of 13 who had at least one “identifiable pregnancy” between 1999 and 2014. The sample was taken from the 17 states where Medicaid covers most abortions.
Notably, the study found that 74.2% of women who had live births did not have abortions or undetermined pregnancy losses: this group accounts for 87.6% of total births. The study found that just 6.6% of the study population were women who had only abortions but no live births: this group makes up 53.5% of women who had abortions and accounts for 51.5% of all abortions. Women who had both births and abortions accounted for 5.7% of the study population; this group has 7.2% of total births.
Accordingly, the study concluded: “Abortion among low-income women with children is exceedingly uncommon, if not rare. The period prevalence of mothers without abortion is 13 times that of mothers with abortion.”
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