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AFA: Mothers suffering long-term aftereffects of abortion should move Christians to compassion

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 09:43 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — The American Family Association (AFA, said the new study showing that each abortion has long lasting effects and impacts more than just one victim demonstrates the ministry opportunities Christian pro-lifers have. The 17-year study, conducted by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, analyzed outcomes for more than 5,000 subjects. Data analysis led researchers to conclude that “women whose first pregnancy ends in abortion are likely to have more pregnancies, more abortions, and more miscarriages than women whose first pregnancy ends in a live birth.”

Despite Planned Parenthood propaganda asserting the benefits of abortion, the research demonstrated that when first pregnancies end with an abortion, the standard outcomes were startling, as women had:

  • 53% more miscarriages than women whose first pregnancy resulted in a live birth
  • 35% more pregnancies over their reproductive lifetime
  • More than four times as many abortions
  • Only half the number of live births

American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano said this is cause for compassion and motivation to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“This study reveals that the death and devastation of an abortion does not just visit the unborn child who is the victim of it,” Vitagliano commented. “The heartbreaking reality is that the cold fingers of this dark practice continue to reach out for more and more victims, even as the years fly by. This truth should move Christians to compassion for all the victims of abortion, including the mothers who will long suffer the after-effects. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, these women can receive the forgiveness of God and His peace.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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