Abortions increase to one almost every three minutes

Jul 12, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute:

Nearly 200,000 unborn babies were aborted in England and Wales in 2017, latest official figures show – that’s one approximately every three minutes.

Over 3,000 abortions were due to the “risk” of disability. Women aged between 20 and 24 accounted for the highest abortion rate.

Pro-life organisations have responded with deep concern at the statistics, with one saying that women need a better outcome than abortion.

NHS abortions

Government statistics, released last month, showed a 2.3 per cent overall rise in the number of abortions that took place in England and Wales in 2017.

It was also shown that:

– 98 per cent of abortions were funded by taxpayers through the NHS;

– 9 in 10 abortions were carried out before 13 weeks – around 4 in five were under 10 weeks;

– 3,158 abortions were undertaken due to the risk of a baby being born “seriously handicapped”;

– Nearly 40 per cent of women who had an abortion in 2017 had previously had one.

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