The Family Research Council published a 2016 report entitled "The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death."Data doesn't exist on just how many women who were raised in this faith actually patronize Planned Parenthood in private, which is a result of the very reason many of them go there: It provides anonymity.
We do know that 13 percent of abortions conducted in this country are for women who identify as evangelical protestants, in addition to the 17 percent for more mainline protestants like Lutherans or Methodists, according to a 2014 study by the Guttmacher Institute.
"They certainly don't want their parents to know that they're going to a Planned Parenthood facility," he says.
Some of the women in this article have left the faith in which they were raised, either altogether or adopted more progressive forms of it; others, like Elizabeth, still identify as evangelical Christian, a broad label that often indicates a born-again protestant who adheres to a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible.
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, a saintly figure in many evangelical homes, has said that "if you scratch around anywhere near the Planned Parenthood message and the function of Planned Parenthood, you see wickedness; you see evil." Franklin Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and president of the Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, recently compared Planned Parenthood clinics to World War II concentration camps: "Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp—like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother's wombs." The Planned-Parenthood-as-modern-day-equivalent-of-a-concentration-camp trope has been picked up by Republican lawmakers as well.