Why Pregnant Teens and Unmarrieds Are Especially Vulnerable

For You From The Word

Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
(Psalm 82:3)

For You To Think About

baby feet black and whiteThe National Center for Health Statistics just released exciting information in the fight for life: the U.S. abortion rate is down to 18% from its previous high of 24% in 1990.

At the same time, the report reveals disturbing information about the most defenseless who face an unplanned pregnancy: teens and the unmarried.

  • 26% pregnant teens choose abortion
  • 42.8% young teens choose abortion
  • 84% unmarried pregnant women choose abortion

Teenagers and the unmarried have fewer advocates in their close circle. Often they are rejected by their families and partners. Abandonment and rejection put them more at risk as they make decisions that impact their future and their baby’s.

The abortion trend is down. That is outstanding news! But those who face an unplanned pregnancy still need one-on-one support, especially the most vulnerable: teens and un-marrieds.

For You to Pray

Gracious Father,
Break my heart for the most vulnerable. Move me – and others – to support teens and unmarrieds one-on-one when they face an unplanned pregnancy.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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