A new report shows that nearly half of pregnant women who have abortions in the United States say they did not have a valid reason for wanting one, which has fueled a national debate about abortion rights.
The Center for Medical Progress obtained the report by ProPublica, a nonprofit news organization that investigates the use of scientific evidence to make medical claims.
The report found that 38% of women had an abortion because they were not able to get one, and another 15% had an abortifacient they had tried but could not find.
The report is part of a broader report released Tuesday on fetal tissue from more than 60 women who were either aborted or later had abortions in Oklahoma.
The abortion industry has been under intense scrutiny over recent years.
The controversy around abortion providers has led to the closure of some clinics and has sparked a public health backlash against the practice.
The abortion industry is now facing the possibility of being shut down.
The new report found the vast majority of women seeking abortions in America had a legal reason for seeking one, with many citing a pregnancy or an illness.
But the report also found that a number of these reasons were not based on scientific evidence.
“We don’t know why these women had abortions,” said Dr. Jennifer Sisk, a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota.
“We don, we don’t have any evidence.
We don’t even know if there is any reason to believe they had the abortion.”
The new study found that women who had abortions had no clear reason for getting one.
The vast majority cited pain or a medical condition.
More than two-thirds of the women said they had an illness, and a majority cited a financial burden.
A third said they felt “bad about abortion” and a third said abortion was the only way they could control their own pregnancies.
The findings underscore how the abortion industry continues to operate in a climate of uncertainty, despite decades of evidence-based guidelines and scientific consensus that abortion should be performed only after an emergency medical emergency.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new guidelines in 2015 that included specific guidelines for abortion after a pregnancy has already begun, when medical emergencies are expected to occur.
It also issued a similar set of guidelines in 2017.
The Associated Press asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to clarify its findings.
In a statement, CDC spokesperson Lauren Murphy said that the CDC did not receive the report.
The AP contacted several abortion clinics that did not respond to requests for comment.
The American College’s new guidance said that abortions should be limited to the point of viability, but that it is not enough.
In the past, the AP has found that more than a quarter of women have abortions after about 24 weeks, after the cervix becomes clogged.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has said it will not provide abortion coverage for anyone who has had an induced abortion.
A spokesperson for the agency said the report was an incomplete analysis.