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New Abortion figures released


The Department of Health has released UK abortion statistics for 2014.


In 2014, for the first time, more abortions were performed medically (ie induced via a pill) than surgically, giving rise to concerns that abortion will be further regarded as just a form of contraception - even though medical abortion is still a method of taking the life of an unborn child. @


50,197 (27%) of the 184,571 abortions to residents of England and Wales had already had at least one abortion and 466 of these had already had five or more previous abortions; 58 women were having at least their ninth abortion.  737 girls aged 17 or under who had an abortion in 2014 had already had one or more previous abortions.


More information on the 2014 abortion figures is given on the image website.