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Why Women Choose Abortion

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

Abortion has become a common medical procedure and is considered a basic medical need, both in the U.S. and throughout the world. It is so prevalent in our society that today, 1 in 4 women will have an abortion before they reach the age of 45 [1]. If abortion is so common, why do pregnancy resource centers (PRC) exist?

Since 2017, around 2,300 pregnancy resource centers exist in the U.S., while there are only about 808 abortion clinics in operation [2]. PRCs have been shed in a negative light for many years. They are labeled as strict conservative organizations, whose only goal is to shove their religion and “unqualified” opinions down women’s throats. But in reality, not every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy wants an abortion; instead, they might be facing circumstances that make them feel like they have no other choice.