Why Women Choose Abortion

Reasons Given
Inadequate Finances21%
Not ready for responsibility21%
Woman’s life would be changed too much16%
Problems with relationship; unmarried12%
Too young; not mature enough11%
Children are grown; woman has all she want8%
Fetus has possible health problem3%
Woman has health problem3%
Pregnancy caused by rape, incest1%
Average number of reasons given3.7%

PRCH & Guttmacher @ 2005       Sources: Torres and Forrest, 1988 (1987)

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