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Abortions of disabled babies are increasing in Great Britain

by | Feb 1, 2023

By Sarah Terzo

The number of women having “selective abortions” (i.e., abortions because the baby is disabled or sick) has increased in England.

According to British pro-life author S. Nye:

“In 2011, there were 72 selective terminations in England and Wales. By 2019, that yearly total had risen to 126. This is a 75% increase in nine years. These abortions are carried out under statutory grounds E (substantial risk the child would be born seriously handicapped).”

S. Nye. “Whose Child? UK Abortion, a Gospel Matter ”(undated) p.80.

Cites: Department Of Health & Social Care “Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2019: Summary information from the abortion notification forms returned to the Chief Medical Officers of England and Wales. January to December 2019.” June 11 2020

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.

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