WORLDWIDE Number of abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million Number…

How can Christians be against abortion, when the majority of abortions in America are being performed on Christians?

“Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.; Catholic women account for 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as “Born-again/Evangelical”

Orthodox Christian Archdiocese

WORLDWIDE Number of abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million Number of abortions per day: Approximately 126,000 Where abortions occur: 78% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 22% occur in developed countries.

76 comments on WORLDWIDE Number of abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million Number…

  1. Exactly, it’s simple, thou shall not murder, stopping a heart beat is murder born or unborn

  2. Jesus Said: “many shall come in My Name” …. “Let NO MAN deceive you.” “Let NOT your selves be deceived, in ANY manner.” “By their fruit, shall you know them.” If the fruit is not appropriate for a true believer, no matter what they claim, therein …. where doe such stand?” There are true believers in Jesus who believe false teachings, they being heretics, but then there is much false profession, and then there are the false ones, commonly referred to as “thorns”, “tares”, “weeds” …. sons of the devil, serving the evil one …. knowingly or ignorantly, many of which are “reprobate” (cast away) or “apostates” (fell away) …. and Jesus Said: “Ye …. shall know …. them …. by their fruits.” (What they produce in word and in behaviors.)

  3. I know MANY people who identify as Christians, yet never go to church, never open their Bibles or attend Bible studies, and have no idea what the Bible says about almost any subject. They believe in an idea of God, but have no real knowledge.

  4. That’s like asking “How can Christians be against adultery when there are Christians who have affairs?” Or, really, how can Christians be opposed to anything when there are Christians who act in a contrary manner? I am not sure what your faith is, or if you have one, but I am going to guarantee you that there are those who announce they adhere to your belief system and act contrary to it.

    At any rate, the answer to the question is that Christians do not set the standard or the rule of our faith, the Bible does. We believe that the Bible is objective truth, not subjective truth based on individual actions. As such, when the Bible teaches that life begins at conception, the Christian is inclined to believe that an act that ends that life is murder, and, as such, contrary to God’s law

  5. Those that are driven by the Holy Spirit have strong conviction and are against it … Those that haven’t received they are driven by their sin and desires . Just like the Christian that is for abortion , racist , adulterer ,gay , greedy for money . Etc . .this was prophesied tho , the fake Luke warm Christian .

  6. People identifying themselves as Christians doesn’t automatically mean that they are Christians. I can also claim to be an LGBT even if I contradict the agenda of LGBT people. Those statistics would only matter if it was surveyed by someone who’s omniscient

  7. That’s such an easy answer that I’m going to answer with a question. Why did Jesus say what He did in Matt 7:21?

  8. This is just another version of the old trope of how can Christianity say it is a religion of peace and altruism in the face of the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the Wars of the Reformation, burning witches, etc. Simple. These are not true Christians doing truly Christian acts. These are imposters using Christianity to do the most unChristian things.

  9. Show me the abortions based on race & I’ll show you HBD & how it manifest to throughout christomdom

  10. These are liberal christians. They may believe the creeds but do not accept Christian ethics. They are secular in practise or unethical from biblical point of view. This is typical secular mixing of values….seen even in Christian minority countries like India.

  11. Because instead of teaching their kids to wait until they’re married, and it’s ok to get married young, the stupid “morality crazy” parents say, “if you get pregnant, you’re out of the house!”


  12. As Christians we oppose abortion because it is manifestly wrong and violates the Sixth Commandment. That some people have abortions despite “identifying” themselves as Christians is 100% irrelevant to the issue – it is only relevant to their own salvation, which is between God and them.

  13. In America as of 2019 the religious population breakdown was

    Protestants: 46.6%
    Catholic: 20.8%
    Jewish: 1.9%
    No religious affiliation: 22.8%

    I left out the other demographics as you didn’t mention them.

    So what we really see is by percentage non-Protestants have a higher abortion rate than Protestants.

    But to answer your first question, I need to ask, do you have empirical evidence that women of faith are never hypocritical? Do you have evidence that people never sin once they accept Christ?

  14. “How can Christians be against abortion, when the majority of abortions in America are being performed on Christians?”

    Anyone can claim to be anything, but that does not prove that is what they are.

  15. This is an ad hominem fallacy. The truth of a position is irrelevant to the behavior of those who profess the position.

  16. Never confuse people who “identify” with people who are. Re-run that study and ask how many of those people have participated in the fellowship of believers in the last six weeks and see a percent of a percent. I don’t believe someone must fellowship with believers to be a Christian but there are no committed followers of Christ who simultaneously reject loving the bride of Christ.

  17. “Identifying as Christian” most people of any religion are just of that religion by name. Lukewarm and superficially of the faith.

  18. This comes as a surprise to many people: Christians are still sinners.

    We break the 10 Commandments physically, mentally, and emotionally. We are sinful in our thoughts, words, and actions. We pursue desires of the flesh and we put ourselves first, and many times we have no idea how hurtful we have been. The statistics for sinful behavior is pretty much the same in the church as it is outside the church. We need God’s forgiveness every ?? single ?? day ??.

    God has forgiven everyone’s sins. The key, defining difference between Christians and unbelievers is the simple fact that we believe God when He tells us we are forgiven because Jesus gave all He had as a propitiation for sin, for our sin. And the only reason we believe this is because God worked a miracle in our lives. Now that the miracle has happened we work to do better, we try to be good, and we strive to reflect the light that’s shining on us. But we still struggle until Jesus returns and restores all creation. Until then we live in the tension of being forgiven, yet still committing crimes. We are declared by God to be holy, yet we choose evil. So, we pray, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus, and fix this mess.”

  19. To all the people who are saying things like, “but those aren’t real Christians”
    What if I told you atheist who do bad things aren’t real atheist?
    Or, Muslims who do bad things aren’t real Muslims?

  20. I doubt very seriously that religious affiliation is mentioned on the paperwork to get an abortion. I don’t believe you.

  21. You should ask God about someone that professes to be Christian that would abort a child. Only God knows the true heart of his faithful.

  22. Ava Reyes ?

    There is ANOTHER definition of light and the Bible calls it DARKNESS.

    Would you be interested to know when the Bible calls light darkness? Would you be a person who would believe every claim you hear to be true? I hope not. It would be wise to listen to the Bible- they are practical reference for life.

    But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness.
    Matthew 6.23

    Would you be blaming Jesus if Satan calls himself Christ?

    And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 2 Cor 11.14

  23. Religious identities are sometimes more complicated than just belief systems (cultural identity/social-familial reasons/ or other expectations unrelated to true faith). A flat statistic maybe rather misleading without further substantial explanations or more fine tuned categories.

  24. It is true ,many are Christian. They give into fear, Worry, Etc.
    I was one of them. They can repent.
    And they must believe in order to have faith that Jesus blood ? covered their ugly sin.

    Although we never lose our salvation in Christ, we can lose the enjoyment of close communion and fellowship with our heavenly Father. For example, when your child sins against you, it temporarily hinders your ability to be close and enjoy each other’s company. But even though all is not well at that time between you, the child never ceases to be your child. The same is true for those of us who have trusted Christ as our Savior. Whenever we sin against God and put distance between Him and ourselves, we are still His children who are secure in His love. That is why in Luke 7:50, Jesus told the sinful woman whose faith had saved her to “go in peace”. She could rest and not worry about where she stood with God. That relationship was eternally secure.

    We will sin as Christians and our sin should grieve us. But it shouldn’t take us by surprise. The apostle John said, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). He didn’t just mean the total amount of our sins, but the various kinds of sins as well. In other words, God forgives and cleanses us from every kind of sin possible. His mercy has no limits.

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    Rom. 5:1-4 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope”:

    “Justified by faith”, (because we have been justified by faith): It was God’s doing not man’s. Peace with God: This is not a feeling but a standing. God and the believer are no longer at enmity but have been reconciled (Romans 5:10, 5:11; 2 Cor. 5:18). This is a primary result of our justification. “Access”: We can come directly into the presence of God. Jesus Christ is not only our Redeemer, but He is also our Advocate. By Him we gain entrance and acceptance before the Father (1 John 2:1-2). Wherein we stand: This is the answer to the psalmist’s question: Psalms 130:3 “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” Rejoice (“we boast”), in hope denotes the absolute certainty the believer has of God’s deliverance.

    Rom 5:10-11: “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement”.
    Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

    Justification is the act of God whereby our legal standing in heaven is changed and we are declared righteous. The verb “justify” and the adjective “righteous” are linked in Scripture, since both share a common Greek root. When we express saving faith in God, He adds righteousness and perfection to our record. God is the source, with the power to declare righteous, and man is the recipient, being declared righteous. Abraham is the first person the Bible describes as being justified. This does not mean he was the first child of God, only that his is the first recorded case of justification. With Abraham, as with others later, justification was the result of saving faith (Gen. 15:6; Rom. 5:1). Anyone who comes to God and trusts Christ for salvation will be justified.

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    No one comes to Jesus unless the Father sends them

    John 6:44: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day”.
    John 6:65: “And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father”.

  25. Ava, you are showing a very poor understanding of biblecal judging as far as proper/improper. If I molest/rape my kids, should I tell you, “well now, you’re not supposed to judge me. Judge not…”
    Abortion is the intentional purposeful killing of a living human being. Enough with this dont judge self-delusion

  26. “How can Christians be against abortion, when the majority of abortions in America are being performed on Christians?” First, I have no information about this website you’ve provided so I’m going to offer the benefit of the doubt and say that the stats you’re providing are true. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that because we’re believers that we’re also flawless. Romans 7 tells of an extremely and accurate war that wages in all of us between the flesh and the spirit and how we can KNOW what the right thing to do is and yet still find ourselves doing the wrong thing. How is that possible? Complicated and extenuating circumstances. People (women) DO find themselves in compromising moments where in the passion of the moment, they compromise virtue and they’re not the only ones that do it. I’m curious as how many of these women (IF this is true), might actually be involved in any ministry, but that’s actually besides the point. Some of the extremely dark parts of Christian history are carried out by people (some radicals) who genuinely believed they were carrying out God’s will and were doing nothing of the sort. So I won’t insult you by telling you that you’re wrong or anything like that. What I WILL ask you NOT to do is base the very character of God/Jesus on the mistakes made by those who are malicious OR (by accounts of some of the women in the OP) by those who would appear to be so humiliated and embarrassed that they chose abortion. SOME are told they have no choice. “We’re a Christian home and if anyone found out you were pregnant (i.e. teenagers OR a wife who had an affair) that would bring shame on God and our house!!” Many people don’t think about those possible conversations OR use those very conversations against God/Jesus since they believe that if God’s followers aren’t perfect, then neither is God.

  27. If anyone wants to sincerely point out the reprehensible actions that Christians do and may still do, let’s NOT forget the mercy and grace that covers those same “transgressions”.

  28. Besides any women that choose abortion, what about any BELIEVERS that are men that actually get some of these women pregnant?? Let’s be honest and not lay the whole “cross” of judgement on the shoulder of women. Men are JUST as culpable. Do we even know if there are Christians who actually work in these abortion clinics? What if a doctor or nurse JUST got saved and knows this is wrong, but they still have to pay rent and they CONTINUE to do this because the medical field is their field of expertise and it’s their sole line of income. UNTIL they find another place to work (which is NOT always easy so let’s not spread that judgement), they have no choice. I wonder how many people who DO believe in God actually go to a “prayer corner” and pray “Oh my God, please forgive me for what I’m about to do. I’m so sorry.” and then walk OUT of the clinic in tears. Sounds like a Romans 7 scenario to me. Go ahead, some of you, respond back and tell me you’re CONVINCED that they aren’t Christians anymore (which means once saved always saved isn’t true) OR they were never saved to begin with.

  29. People always have a choice, but I agree with you to some extent. I was a nurse for 44 years and never had a problem finding a job. I do remember seeing the first aborted baby in my student days (did not participate). I was not walking with the Lord but I knew it was wrong. he was a perfectly formed little boy of 20 weeks who had been scalded to death in a saline abortion. Gis body was in a plastic bucket with a lid. Methods have unfortunately been perfected. Here in Oregon it is legal to abort ungil the bsby takes its first breath
    Women know they are pregnant with a baby. How many women say— I’m so excited. I’m going to have a fetus—— but, God is in the forgiveness business if one repents and asks. I have worked with women who have had so many abortions they lost count. No repentence there

  30. We judge Christianity based on what GOD said in his word not what people who profess to be Christian are doing, many Christians in our generation call themselves Christian because they’re born in it or they are just looking for religious association they are not really born again.
    Murder is a sin and abortion is murder of the innocent

  31. Christians are nothing more than sinners saved by grace. This is just proof that we are all in desperate need of a savior, who unlike us, is perfect.

  32. To be clear Catholic isn’t Christian and neither is Jews. And a lot of people who call themselves Christian aren’t at all. So no the majority of abortions aren’t done on Christian women

  33. You realy want to blame christianity? Bring it on. Let’s have a true discussion on abortion.

    Do you beleive murder is bad?

  34. Saying they are Christian doesn’t make them Christian, is Christian and Christiana Christians

  35. Have you ever known someone who says they are a Christian, but they do not know the Lord? Have you ever known Christians who make mistakes, act in fear, are greedy, seek their own comfort/convenience over what God is calling them to? Are you aware that the enemy can be both bold and subtle at the same time? Do you know that the women having abortions are victims as well? Choice seems to be an empowering word…..but what if the choice is not yours? What if you have been lied to, coerced, pushed? I’ll say it again the enemy is both bold and subtle. Lies have a way of sounding like the truth when they have been told often enough and loud enough.

  36. I don’t think they are Christian’s. God said we will know them by their fruit. This is not a fruit of being saved by Jesus Christ.

  37. Have a good look for statistics of aborted babies within a practising Christian family home ?. You’ll find good people and families looking forwards under similar “inconvenient” circumstances

  38. My God… have mercy on us Christians for not being the testimony you require of us.

  39. Women claiming Christ and then having sex, getting pregnant, deciding a baby is an inconvenience, then killing it. I’m not surprised in a world where everything is murder and sex

  40. I have no doubt in my mind that I am a Christian and I have no doubt in my mind that I’ll ever do it again. Repentance and prayer to God for mercy is the hardest thing for someone who has done this. Yet I still believe that God Jesus Christ can forgive a sinner like the ones who have had abortions. But here I am! A living breathing testimony of a Christian who is fighting the good fight.
    God has given me the gift of faith exhortation and encouragement. ?

    When a person is truly saved and “believes in Him” (believes in Jesus Christ), that person becomes a new creature. Read carefully what the term “believe in Him” means. As a new creature, your life is changed forever. You receive the gift of the Holy Spirit which indwells in you from that moment on. What many need to understand is that God knows our hearts. It’s not what we say with our mouths, but what our hearts say. At that point our heart controls our words and actions. This manifests into what we do, our deeds. Any conversion that is not sincere is in fact, no conversion at all.

    Those who experience this conversion will not, nor can they, habitually sin anymore. Habitually means to continue to do the same sin(s) over and over again thinking you can simply ask forgiveness and everything will be forgiven. That’s not to say you will never sin again because that’s impossible. I’m saying you will not be able to consciously sin because the Holy Spirit living in you will make you feel really rotten and guilty.

    Some may think, this is great, once they’re saved they can do as they please and not lose their salvation. But salvation is not about being free to do as one pleases; it is becoming free from having to serve the old sin nature, and being free to pursue a right relationship with God. As long as believers live on this earth in their sinful bodies, there will be a constant struggle with giving in to sin. Living in sin hinders the relationship God seeks too have with mankind, and as long as one lives in sin as a believer, he will not enjoy the relationship God intended to have with him. But, Christians can have victory over the struggle with sin, by studying and applying God’s Word (the Bible) in their lives, and being controlled by the Holy Spirit. That is, submitting to the Spirit’s influence and leading in everyday circumstances, and through the Spirit obeying God’s Word.

    If you are living in a right relationship with God, obeying Him and asking for forgiveness when you sin, then you have no reason to fear losing your salvation. In reality, there are some people who need the comfort of such a doctrine as they are not living in a right relationship with God and who are not living for Jesus. They may have areas of compromise and sin in their lives and the idea of “eternal security” is comforting to them. They think that they can continue to live for themselves and they’ll still go to heaven. But those people are missing the joy of their salvation and their loss of rewards in Heaven. Instead they need to get into a right relationship with God and to focus on living for the Lord instead of living for themselves.

    One should not be concerned about losing their salvation but should be committed growing in the Lord. By serving Him with all your heart, living for Him, loving Him, praising and worshiping Him, seeking His will and not your own, reading His Word, confessing your sins and doing whatever He says. Not out of fear but because of your love for Him, and the Bible says that to love Him is to obey Him. (John 14:15, 21, 23; 15:10; 1 John 2:5, 5:3). Purposefully cultivate a loving relationship with Jesus and obey His desires and commands found in His Word. In other words, instead of worrying about the “eternal security” doctrine, cling to Christ instead.

  41. Morality, right and wrong, or what is Godly behavior, etc. is transcendent or beyond humanity. When people decide for themselves they determine what is right or wrong, they are trying to play God without the timeless perspective and wisdom that comes with the position. This was after all the first sin recorded in the book of Genesis. We continue to pick of the fruit as mixed farming orchardists at harvest time to this day.

  42. I think people here are missing the point, and undermining the power of God’s forgiveness by saying “a true Christian wouldn’t do this or a true Christian wouldn’t do that”

    It’s not up to you to decide who is worthy of forgiveness.

    Everyone sins. Christians no less than others. God never says “murder is worse than stealing” its all sin all the same.

    Keep in mind even Saul killed and persecuted people before he became Paul.

  43. Why dont men keep their pants zipped and women keep their legs crossed. There condoms for men and multiple methods of borth control for women. All areas have a public health system where condoms are free and women can get free or reduced cost birth control. Of course, the best is to just not engage but ee lnow that’s not going to happen

  44. Simple question, simple answer…most people calling themselves Christian aren’t truly Christian. ?‍♂️

  45. Your argument is also faulty in that it implies just because people who claim they’re Christian do something that every Christian should be for it. That’s like saying “Atheists, how can you be against murdering weaker people for the sake of the strong!? A huge percentage of Atheists are for communism and genocide, so should you!”

  46. Just because someone claims to be Christian, doesn’t mean that what they do is right or justified. Abortion is just another word used to disguise the death of an innocent child. Fetus is just another “medical” term to disguise an unborn child. By changing the word from child to fetus and death/murder to abortion, we separate the event from the actual evil that it is…

  47. What does discourage me about my Christian friends is. They believe that abortion and homosexuality are major cities in the country.

  48. So because people do it, it’s ok? I can find you a fair few serial killers who claimed to be Christian. I’m against abortion because the Bible says he who sheds the blood of a man, by a man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God He created them. When you kill a baby, you are lashing out against God’s most vulnerable and innocent image bearers, and God HATES hands that shed innocent blood. Any Christian who commits abortion is more accountable than an unbeliever, because the Christian should know better.

  49. So what? If there was a guy who was wearing Raiders clothing while he was committing bank robberies does that mean he represents the entire Raiders fan base or even the football team itself? The Bible is sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). A knife was designed to be an effective tool used for cutting. In the right hands it’s used for work purposes and in the wrong hands it’s used for wicked purposes. It’s especially the same thing with the gospel. The Bible’s overall is God’s love and mercy and for humanity to be reconciled with Him and be saved from the fiery pits of hell people who know scripture and know how to apply it in life the way it was intended the gospel is powerful in changing and saving lives for good. And in the same way scripture is used to justify evil acts by people that pretend to be Christian.

  50. Because they are not true Christians. I’m pretty sure I read in the Bible more than once “Thou shalt not murder.”

  51. The BIBLE is against abortion. Not everyone claiming to be Christian is truly, biblically Christian.

  52. Point of order. If ~37% of abortions are performed on Evangelical then ~63% are being performed on Non-evangelicals. So, the majority of abortions are NOT being performed on Evangelicals. It’s non-evangelicals who are getting the most abortions.

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