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Study Finds Only 0.4% of Abortions are Done Because of Rape

A common argument made by pro-abortion advocates in support of infanticide is that abortion is needed in cases of rape – an “exception” to laws against baby murder that even many pro-lifers believe should be legal.

Generally, those who have strong feelings about abortion in the case of rape or incest are misinformed, going off of what someone has told them instead of looking at the facts. The left’s constant harping on rape and incest clauses would lead one to believe the situation is common.

That would be a lie.

More than 95 percent of abortions are done simply out of convenience, while only 0.4 percent of women are getting abortions as a result of rape or incest. The updated data is based on a new study conducted by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, one of the leading companies in research and data that exposes the truth about abortion.

Unfortunately, most people don’t see these statistics due to the fact that the CDC does not request information on reasons for abortion from states, and so this data is not included in most national reports.

As a whole, the common exceptions to abortion limits – rape, incest, life-threatening maternal conditions, and fetal diagnoses – account for less than 5% of all abortions, while more than nine out of 10 are done simply because a woman doesn’t want to have a baby. Even still, these rare exceptions are often used by the left to push for abortion on demand and without restrictions.

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While every single child is deserving of life regardless of how they are conceived, the fact that abortion in the case of rape is an exceptionally rare event – a fact most people are unaware of – shows just how far the left will go to justify open and unapologetic infanticide. Hopefully, a report like this one will not only bring more public awareness of what abortion actually is, and open people’s eyes to the lies that they are being fed.

LifeNews Note: CaScott Giebel writes for Newsbusters, where this column originally appeared.

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