Study Shows Abortions More Frequent For Private School Students

Well ain’t this a little piece of irony. According to CBS, a new study shows that students who attend private religious schools are more likely to receive abortions than students who attend private schools.

. . . in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior showing that unwed pregnant teenagers and women in their 20s who attend or have graduated from private religious schools are more likely to have abortions than young women who go to public schools:

Researchers studied some 1,504 unmarried and never-divorced women ages 26 and younger from 125 schools. The women were as young as 14 and as old as 26 at the time they discovered they were pregnant. Some one quarter admitted having abortions, which researchers say is probably an underreported percentage.

I think the explanation for this is pretty simple. Abstinence only sex education is a joke, ya’ll. Multiple government studies have confirmed this. This study was obviously in the works well before the Sonia Sotomayor nomination or Dr. Tiller’s murder, but the timing of its release couldn’t be any better.


  1. Here, here. Perfect timing indeed. Thank you for sharing this!

    Now, let’s continue to dismantle abstinence only education!

  2. Phenicks says:

    Ok I really hate to nitpit but it BOTHERS me when people refer to 14 year olds as women. THEY ARE CHILDREN, it’s a crime for MEN to have sex with them because they are NOT women yet. Let’s not blur the issue for anyone and call them what they are; girls. Being able to reproduce doesn’t make one a woman, being an adult female makes you a woman.

  3. freewomyn says:

    Phenicks, I agree with your point, all except for the last part. Some women are born biological males. Sex is what’s between your legs and gender is what’s inside your head. A minor point given your overall argument, but I had to say it.


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