Abortion rates are at their lowest level in 30 years, but a new survey says the use of the abortion pill RU-486 is on the rise. The study is sure to displease many Evangelicals who, research suggests, see abortion as a serious moral issue in America.
Abortions from the drug have gone up 22 percent per year and make up 14 percent of total abortions.
One expert told The Washington Post the impact is huge and goes a long way towards normalizing abortion. But critics say RU-486 is dangerous and has serious health risks for women.
So far, at least 12 women have died and hundreds more have needed surgery after taking the drug.
More Than a Health Issue
Evangelicals for their part appear to view the matter as not only a health issue, but a spiritual one.
A new Barna survey finds Evangelicals see it as the nation's top moral problem with 94 percent rating abortion as a major problem.
Other issues weighing strongly in the minds of Evangelicals include personal debt at , the content of television and movies , homosexuality , and poverty.
Global warming finished at the bottom with only 33 percent of Evangelicals saying it's a major issue.
While abortion remains the top issue among Evangelicals, only 50 perent of all American adults call abortion a major issue.