Sky News is reporting that there were over 84,000 repeat abortions in Britain last year. Their report, using data obtained under a freedom of information request to the Department of Health for England and Wales and NHS Scotland, also shows:

  • Five teenagers were among 718 women who had at least their sixth abortion in 2018
  • 143 women had an abortion last year having previously had seven or more terminations – a 19% increase on 2017 and a 27% rise on 2016
  • 172 women had their seventh abortion in 2018 – a 26% increase on 2016
  • 403 women had their sixth termination – 10% up on 2017 and a 33% increase on 2016
  • 1,298 women – including five teenagers – had their fifth abortion in 2018, while 4,389 women – including 23 teenagers – had their fourth termination
  • Overall, 84,258 repeat abortions were performed in Britain in 2018, including 3,332 on teenagers – with the overall figure up 7% on 2017 and an 11% rise on 2016

Commenting on the figures, Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute said the report was “highly alarming” and shows how “little value is placed on human life.”