Only 7% "discussed their abortion decision with anyone at church," with 76% of women saying the church played no part in their decision. McConnell said "The results point to a church culture that often lacks grace, as illustrated by the impressions women gave in their answers:
Two-thirds (65 percent) say church members judge single women who are pregnant.
A majority (54 percent) thinks churches oversimplify decisions about pregnancy options.
Fewer than half (41 percent) believe churches are prepared to help with decisions about unwanted pregnancies.
Only 3 in 10 think churches give accurate advice about pregnancy options.
"That's a huge opportunity for the church to have an impact on those decisions," said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research, in response to the Care Net study. "If they don't start experiencing something different than what they've seen in the past, these numbers aren't going to change."