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May 6, 2010 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Abortion is controversial both in Columbia and on a national scale. Statistics from the 2009 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the 2009 Kaiser State Health Facts and Planned Parenthood show how different denominations view this issue. Whether you are for or against the practice, now you have the facts.
Percentage of Americans who are influenced by religious beliefs when taking a stance on abortion
Approximate number of people who visit Planned Parenthood in Columbia each year
Percentage of Americans who pray daily and say abortion should be illegal in most or all cases
Number of abortions that took place in Missouri in 2009 (26th in the country)
Percentage of clients who went to Planned Parenthood in Columbia for an abortion in 2009
Percentage of Americans who go to church and say that abortion should be illegal in most or all cases
Number of clinics run by planned parenthood in the Kansas and mid-Missouri area
Percentage of Americans who say abortion should be legal in most or all cases
Percentage of Jehovah's Witnesses who believe abortion should be illegal in all cases (highest of reported faiths)