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Stats Show Women Using Abortion More Often as Birth Control to Save Their Careers (2015)

In the United Kingdom, women in their early thirties are now more likely to have abortions than teenagers, according to a new report from the Department of Health.

These women are usually unmarried and aborting because they want to “save” their careers.

The co-editor of the Conservative Women website, Laura Perrins, said the following about the new statistics: “These figures are worrying and show how much pressure women are under both financially, career-wise and emotionally. It is a wake-up call.”

The Daily Mail reports that there were 184,571 abortions in England and Wales last year and of these, half were performed on women who already have children.

Another commentator, Jill Kirby, said, “It is disturbing that abortion is so high among women who are not just making mistakes or having one-night stands. There are many women who want to have children but then for financial or relationship reasons decide not to.”

…  The BPAS added that 51% of all abortions in the United Kingdom are medical abortions, which are abortions that use mifepristone (Abortion Pill, RU-486) and misoprostol drugs to induce [uterine contractions].

Unfortunately, it seems like older women in the United Kingdom are using abortion like a “back-up” form of birth control even though preventing a pregnancy and killing a unique human life are two very different things.

These women really need to be informed of the risks associated with abortion, especially as it relates to the dangerous RU-486 abortion regimen.

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