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Old 5th March 2020, 02:22 AM   #1
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Changes to pattern of abortions in the UK

Abortion rate in England and Wales hits five-year high

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...five-year-high

The headline is the slight increase in overall numbers but I think the changing in patterns is the more interesting information. So older women and more women in a relationship and abortions happening earlier, I'd love to see some research into that.

The earlier I can understand, given how accurate and available pregnancy tests are a woman merely being late for a few days can now check whether they are pregnant and since at that stage the "abortion " is just taking a tablet I can see how it has increased very early abortions. By the way I put abortion in quotes for those very early termination as before having these incredible accurate tests it is likely that many of these would have been spontaneous miscarriages and the woman would never have known they were pregnant.

The increase in age I hope is one because of the early detection and two because they are comfortable enough with early abortions that it can be considered rationally and they probably already have the kids they wanted and planned for.

I'm also pleased to see more kids with detected serious medical problems being aborted, this is not because I think anything negative about people who have been born with congenital problems or I think such people can't have very happy and fulfilled lives. It's simply because all other things being equal why start a life with known problems.


ETA: For those sensitive souls I did say UK as similar changes have been reported in Scotland and obviously there were no legal abortions in NI.
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Old 5th March 2020, 10:48 PM   #2
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Your article seems to be a bit dated. I found a more recent one, but unfortunately it was published in the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tion-2018.html

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Women are having a record number of abortions, with almost a quarter of pregnancies resulting in a termination, new figures revealed today.

Some 24 per cent of expectant mothers had termination in England and Wales in 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

At the same time, the conception rate tumbled to its lowest level since 2004 - with the only increase among women aged 40 and above.
I also found this:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...t-all-time-low
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