The loudest and most vitriolic critics of Planned Parenthood are usually Evangelical Christians. The Pew Research Center reported that 82% of Evangelicals identify as politically conservative or moderate. Furthermore, there are a lot of Evangelicals. 25% of Americans, to be exact.
They may denounce Planned Parenthood as a “baby killing factory,” but they privately show up for birth control and even abortions. Just how many Evangelical Christians are Planned Parenthood patrons?
A study by the Guttmacher Institute gives us some insight. The study states that 17% of abortions conducted in the U.S. are for more mainline Protestants. 13% of abortions are for evangelical Protestants.
What about Catholics? Count them, and the combined estimated number rises to over 50%.
The bitter irony is that thanks to Planned Parenthood, we are at a 40-year low in teen pregnancy rates and a historic 30-year low for unintended pregnancies. We’re at a record low number of annual abortions.
But this doesn’t seem to have any impact on the Evangelical mind that is still celebrating Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking Senate vote which allowed states to stop federal grants going to any facilities that allowed abortions.