Teens Who Have Sex By Age 16 Account for 75% of All Abortions

National   Steven Ertelt   Jan 10, 2014   |   2:10PM    Washington, DC

The pro-life movement has noted for years that the abortion industry understands the link between teen sex and abortions. That’s why Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion business in the United States, has pushed so hard to get sex education classes in as many high schools as possible.

Now, new information from the Family Research Council confirms these concerns and the information will be presented in an upcoming lecture.

“Recent analysis of demographic data on abortions indicates that abortion advocates use inflated abortion numbers to support their positions. Rather than the 1/3 of women commonly cited by abortion supporters as having obtained an abortion an analysis of the data indicates that the number is 1/6,” FRC says in a promotional for the lecture. “Come listen the FRC’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute team as they discuss these compelling new numbers.”

FRC continues:

Some of the other important findings that will be discussed include:

  • Almost 3/4 of abortions are to women who initiated sex at age 16 or younger
  • 40% of women who begin sexual intercourse very early (12-13-14) will have abortions
  • No great difference by income status in the percentage of women who procure abortions

The presenters at the FRC lecture include:

Pat FaganPatrick F. Fagan is Senior Fellow and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), which examines the relationships among family, marriage, religion, community, and America’s social problems, as illustrated in the social science data. A native of Ireland, Fagan earned his Bachelor of Social Science degree, a professional graduate degree in psychology (Dip. Psych.) as well as his Ph.D. from University College Dublin.

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Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) – Rep. Smith has long chaired a number of bipartisan congressional caucuses (working groups) including the Pro-life (30 years), Autism (14 years), Alzheimer’s (12 years), Lyme Disease (eight years), Spina Bifida (eight years), Human Trafficking (eight years), Refugees (eight years), and Combating Anti-Semitism caucuses, and serves on caucuses on Bosnia, Uganda and Vietnam.  He is also the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Right to Life Committee and a sponsor of H.R.7 which would prohibit Federal funding of abortion.