ABORTIONS SURGE PAST RECORD 250,000 IN A SINGLE YEAR Abortions reached unprecedented levels in 2022

Abortions reached unprecedented levels in 2022 and analysts are blaming the Cost of Living Crisis.  A record of 252,122 abortions were recorded in England and Wales alone in 2022, this is itself a record since the Abortion Act was passed in the 60’s.

It’s equivalent to one in every 50 women in England and Wales between the age of 15 to 44 having a termination.  Women aged 22 were the most likely to have an abortion in 2022, at almost 38 terminations, per 1,000 women nearly double the national average.

Abortions in Scotland under the ruling nationalist SNP have also skyrocketed to unprecedented levels.

This is not just a moral scandal, but one that is measured in lives lost.  Contraception methods are widely available for all ages, both male and female, but often they are ignored.  So lives are lost, even though people are desperate to adopt.

The waiting list for children to be adopted is at a record high. The time it takes to adopt can be dependent on the type of adoption needed.  Adopting a foster child can take 6 to 18 months and wanting to adopt a newborn baby can take anywhere between 2 and 7 years.  During this time, over a million babies will be terminated in England and Wales – according to these latest figures.

Putting the moral issue aside, charities have said the ‘unprecedented’ spike in pregnancies in ending termination was due to the cost of living – making it unaffordable for many women to have a child. 

Official abortion data, published by the Department of Health and Social Care, also recorded that 82 per cent of women who had terminations were unmarried, a staggering national disgrace – that figure that has remained constant for the past decade. 

Women in the North West had the highest rate of abortion, at 24.2 terminations per 1,000 women.  

In contrast, the South West has the lowest rate at 17.6 abortions per 1,000 women.