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Underage abortions soar

20th June 2008

Official figures for England and Wales have shown that the number of abortions among girls aged under 16 rose by 10% to 4,376 in 2007.

In the under 14s, abortions rose by 21% from 135 in 2006 to 163 last year while the number of abortions in all women rose by 2.5% to reach an all time high of almost 200,000. Abortions have also increase in Scotland with 13,703 carried out in 2007 compared with 13,163 in 2006. But while abortions have been rising, the teenage pregnancy rate has fallen.

 

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Article Information

Title: Underage abortions soar
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 7208
Date Added: 20th Jun 2008

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