Shocking new figures reveal that a British schoolgirl
had four abortions before her 16th birthday.
The teenager, who
underwent her fourth feticide in 2012, is among more than 200 under-16s to have
had repeat abortion in the past three years.
further five of these teenagers had three abortions before reaching the age of
The shocking news
comes amid concern that terminations are being used by teenagers as an
alternative form of contraception.
to the Department of Health figures, a total of 84 under-16s had abortions for
a second time or more in 2011.
to the statistics, the total rose to 89 out of 2,925 under-16s to have
abortions in 2012, but fell to 68 of 2,538 girls last year.
Wells of the Family Education Trust the other day said that too many teenagers
were having sex without thinking about the aftereffects.
many are being taught that they have a right to enjoy sex without consequences
and are free to dispose of any unborn child that threatens their lifestyle," he
per the data, as many as 185,331 British women of all age groups had
terminations last year and of these, 50 were treated for a staggering nine
abortions of more.
Earlier this year, a High Court
Judge gave the right to a 13-year-old schoolgirl to choose whether to have an
Mr. Justice Mostyn held that the
teenager was capable of making up her own mind as to whether or not to keep the
the teenager, who lives with her parents, realized she was pregnant only
when her grandmother spotted her growing bump and took her for medical tests.
is said to have thought she had been gaining a little weight for other reasons.
detailed medical check up confirmed she was pregnant, but the distressed
teenager said she was not ready to begin a family life at such a young age and
sought a termination.
was 21 weeks pregnant when the case went before the High Court as an urgent
hearing in March.