1 in 5 Pregnancies Worldwide End in Abortion

A recent study by the pro-abortion Allan Guttmacher Institute found that abortions have decreased by 17 percent worldwide, from 46 million in 1995 to 42 million in 2003.

But despite that drop, one-in-five pregnancies still are terminated each year. The report also found that the number of "unsafe" abortions was increasing, particularly in developing nations.

"Abortion is evidence that the needs of pregnant women are not being met," said Carrie Gordon Earll, senior bioethics analyst for Focus on the Family Action. "Women seek abortion when they fear they cannot adequately provide for their children. By providing clean water and better living conditions for pregnant women, the number of abortions will drop even more."

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