Think Abstinence Doesn’t Matter? Look At This Graph!
Think Abstinence Doesn’t Matter? Look At This Graph!
Written By   |   01.27.14

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Why does Planned Parenthood push so hard to get explicit sex-education in schools? Why do pro-abortion groups want to get condoms and birth control in the hands of middle and high school students? The graph below answers these questions.

According to this graph the younger a girl is when she first has sex, the more likely she is to have an abortion. The rates are so dramatically different by age that the actions of pro-abortion groups make much more sense. Abortion groups know that women that are at least 20 years old have learned about the harms of abortion and are more likely to choose life. So, these groups are targeting young, impressionable girls. Look at the chart to get a better understanding of how a first sexual encounter can affect a young woman.

abortion graph

The graph was create by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI). A recent article comments on the study that helped produce this graph:

“Women who become sexually active at age 14, though, and get pregnant have a significantly higher chance of having an abortion sometime in their life. In fact, 37.9 percent of these women will have one or more abortions, the research found. A summary from the Marriage and Religion Research Institute explains that ‘nearly 50 percent of first abortions are to those 20 years of age and younger, and 80 percent are to those 24 or younger.’ Another metric examined in the study is the number of sexual partners a woman has had. While only 6.4 percent of women who have aborted have only had one male sexual partner in their lives, 89 percent of women who reported having one or more abortions had three or more sexual partners.”

What becomes apparent here is that our society is doing young men and women a disservice by pushing sex in their faces and calling it “education.” If we really care about our kids we will encourage abstinence and leave the lessons on sex and sexuality to the parents; where they belong.

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