Monday, 7 December 2009

5,000 teenagers a year have repeat abortions

Part of the 'empowering women' (population control) agenda. When you look deep enough you start to see how many goals cross ideologies. In this case, environmentalism and feminism.
More than 5,000 teenagers had an abortion last year that was at least their second termination.

This means that one in 20 of the teenagers who became pregnant ended it with their second or further abortion.

It caused further controversy yesterday over the Government's teen pregnancy strategy, which has not only failed to hit its targets but last year also saw numbers of conceptions among teenagers actually increase.

Critics have accused ministers of relying increasingly on abortion to deal with teen pregnancy.

The latest figures – released to MPs by the Department of Health – show that repeat abortions have become common among teenagers.

They revealed that in 2008 there were 5,218 repeat abortions among girls under 20 in England, and a further 15,029 among those aged between 20 and 24.

Around one in 12 of abortions performed on teenagers were second or further repeat abortions.

The figures for repeat abortion among teenagers come amid a continuing rise in overall numbers of women having second or further abortions.

Last year nearly 65,000 women who had already had an abortion went through a second, third or further pregnancy termination.

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