"I'm a Christian - is it OK for me to get an abortion?"
The problem of abortion and the church:
From 2021–2022 we sent 270 emails to churches in our region (Northeast USA) regarding abortion & the Church's response, or level of concern.
We asked about the approach each church had taken against abortion - a crisis which has caused the deaths of over 65,000,000 babies in the United States since 1973. Some of our emails offered information & assistance on the topic.
Altogether, we got back 28 emails with a combination of single and compound replies:
And in addition to the above responses:
So, we contacted 40 active PRCs ...
This is a summary of what they told us:
We received multiple answers from most centers in response to the question, above:
Pregnancy Confirmation = 36
Material & Financial Support = 29
Discuss Pregnancy Options (ie: carry, adopt, abort) = 16
STD/STI Testing = 07
Medical Referral = 08
Education & Support Groups = 17 Social Services Ref./Domestic = 01
Some did not respond to the question at the top of this column. The answers we were given follow:
No Religious Counseling = 04
Multifaith Counseling = 05
Exclusively Christian Counseling Lead by Center = 04
Referrals for Spiritual Counseling = 02
Mentoring by Local Church = 02
Christian if requested by client = 06
Multifaith if requested by client = 05
PRCs offer mercy services to pregnant women, who for the most part, intend to carry their babies. They are not consistent in initiating the Gospel (10%). The Church has blindly mistaken their activity for "ending abortion," rather than that of providing material & social support.