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UK report: Five teens among 718 women who had 6th abortion in 2018

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.”

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