Highest levels of abortions ever recorded in England and Wales

Life is extremely alarmed at abortion statistics released this morning, showing the highest number of abortions ever recorded in England and Wales.

Statistics released by the Department of Health show that there have been 209,519 abortions in 2019; an increase of 4,224 abortions over the previous year (and nearly 12,000 since 2017).

Life’s Director of Advocacy Liz Parsons said: “I am shocked but sadly not surprised that for the second year in a row we have seen a substantial increase in the number of abortions taking place. There can be no doubt this significant increase is due, in part, to the repeated rhetoric of the abortion industry describing terminations as ‘necessary healthcare’ and offering ‘faster and easier’ access to abortion. Worryingly, we are now seeing two out of five abortions taking place for women who had already experienced at least one previously.

At Life, we represent thousands of women who want to explore alternative options to abortion and we are seeing increasing numbers of women coming to us for help and support during an unplanned pregnancy or if they are suffering the negative effects of abortions.

At a unique time in our history when we are focussing all our energy on saving lives, we must never forget that abortion results in the loss of a life and last year nearly 210,000 unborn babies lost their lives to abortion. With our society raising life up with one hand and taking it away with the other, it is high time that we re-evaluate our priorities and start putting more energy into offering life affirming positive alternatives.”



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