Staggering Unplanned Pregnancy Rates: Unchanged in 20 Years

For You From The Word

I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)

For You To Think About

raised handsA recently-released landmark study reports the high rate of unplanned pregnancy in the U.S. among adult women is staggering and has not changed in nearly 20 years.

Data from the survey, Contraception in America, shows 61% women (age 18-24) and 53% women (age 25-29) have had one or more unplanned pregnancies. Further, a total of 43% women (age 18-49) have had one or pregnancies that were not planned.

While several issues have arisen in the medical community from this study (particularly about contraceptive education), the fact remains that for two decades, numbers of unplanned pregnancies in the U.S. have remained consistently sky high and shows no signs of declining soon.

The most pressing issue is the immediate needs among these women. Overwhelming numbers find themselves pregnant. Who will walk with them? Who will support them? Who will give them information they need to make an informed decision?

We pray the answer is you.

For You to Pray

Gracious Father,
Numbers of unplanned pregnancies remain sky high. Show me and others how we can offer these women support so they can make the best decision for themselves and their child.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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