Compared with other religious groups, Catholic women choosing abortion are more likely to be older and married--and most want to have children in the future.
My Response: One of the issues that jumps out at me is the church's stance on prohibiting artificial birth control. If the church changed this teaching, then, perhaps, more married Catholic women would use birth control and this would lead to cutting out the surprise pregnancy and tragic abortion choice. Also, providing financial aid to families in need would be a positive pastoral strategy.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org