One Woman, Seven Abortions

I blanked out the emotions after each of my SEVEN abortions

As new figures reveal the massive increase in multiple abortions, a mother tells of their devastating legacy

By Alison Smith Squire
Last updated at 8:00 AM on 15th July 2008

This week’s figures released by Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo reveal how many modern women are using abortion, not as a last resort, but almost as a form of contraception. Statistics show that last year 1,300 women had at least their fifth abortion.  Almost 950 of those having a termination had already had four previously. Almost 200 had already had five, 110 had had six before and 54, like Angela, seven or more. The ease with which such women are undergoing repeat abortions has led campaigners to argue that terminations are being approved all too readily  –  given for social reasons rather than because a pregnancy might pose a significant risk to a mother’s health or well-being.   (click here for full story)

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