Tuesday, 17 May 2016

UK Abortions Increase

The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales last year was the highest in five years according to annual statistics released by the Department of Health, driven by an increase in women in their 30s and 40s who are terminating a pregnancy.
There was a 0.7% increase to 185,824 operations performed in 2015, and the largest number since the 189,931 carried out in 2011.
The figures show that abortions are becoming less common among women under 30 but more so among women aged 30 and over.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service said: 'The last decade has seen a considerable rise in the proportion of women having terminations who are either in a relationship or married. Last year 70% of women ending a pregnancy were either married or had a partner'.
The BPAS are concerned that older women were finding it harder to access contraception because cuts to the sexual health services is restricting women’s access especially to the morning after pill, and because of the cost of the pill when bought over the counter from a chemist.    
The figures also show that 833 women travelled from Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK where abortion is still illegal, to England or Wales to have a termination in 2015.
As is so common with this Government who promise so much but deliver so little, ministers promised to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies three years ago but as the numbers of abortions are rising, and sexual health services are cut under the banner of austerity, something has gone very wrong as Conservative ideology leads to another part of the NHS left to whither away.

9 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Another example of government ineptitude?

Keep Life Simple said...

Good one Lucy. Maybe there is hope for you.

Falling on a bruise said...

A government that has been worse than useless on an ideological austerity drive, what could possibly go wrong?

Keep Life Simple said...

So, the government should go a spending spree? It is not 1930 anymore. Keynsian thinking won't work.

Falling on a bruise said...

Austerity hasn't worked so back to the drawing board.

Keep Life Simple said...

Austerity means reducing the gross budget. I don't think yawl reduced your gross budget...

Falling on a bruise said...

Should have done with all the cuts we have suffered.

Keep Life Simple said...

Cuts in growth are still growth and that is it not austerity.

Meanwhile, using the left mentality of spend more and increase government, Obama tripled our debt to almost $18 trillion to stimulate our economy and we got a pathetic 2% GDP growth and no inflation. They thought they would create inflation to pay off the debt. The democrats (left) are using 1930's Keynsian economics like their big government hero FDR. But this isn't 1930, manufacturing isn't the driving force behind commerce anymore, and commerce is now global (local economic stimulation doesn't get the economy going).

So, go for it. Increase government spending and stimulate your 1930's economy :-)

Falling on a bruise said...

You could win a goldfish if you can point out where I said increase government spending.