28 May Shocking British Abortion Statistics
Just one day after the abortion industry in Britain started running TV ads to solicit more customers, the British Department of Health released their most recent statistics on abortion. Telegraph.co.uk begins their news article with: “More than 1,000 children under 15 had an abortion last year raising fears they could be using terminations as a form of contraception.” Here’s a few more statistics on abortion in Britain:
- 1,047 girls 14 and under had abortions
- One in three women having an abortion, including 1,341 under-18s, had already had at least one abortion.
- 2,637 women had had three previous abortions, while 779 had had four, 214 had had five and 48 women had had seven or more abortions.
- Among 25 to 29 year olds, 3,268 had already had two abortions, and 70 had had five previous abortions.
- The abortion rate was highest for women aged 19 to 21, at 33 per 1,000 for women
- 2,085 abortions, or one per cent of the total, were for children who would have been born disabled, including 775 for chromosomal abnormalities including Down’s syndrome.
- Total abortions for the year were 189,100 (2009 figure)
A British Department of Health spokesperson was quick to tell everyone that the overall abortion rate had fallen since 2008, but he also admitted that “abortion figures tend to fluctuate slightly year-on-year so we can’t call this a trend yet, especially with the background of the last few decades’ gradual rise in the numbers of abortions.”
Abortion certainly does appear to be the birth control of choice for many females in Britain. So much for the vapid pro-choice mantra: “Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.”