Saturday, March 22, 2008

Huge numbers of repeat abortions in the UK

Briefing. The Daily Mail says it all: 1,300 women have had at least FIVE abortions. Abortion is being used as a form of contraception. The Government line is that more contraception is needed, but this is clearly absurd. Few women indeed lack either knowledge about or access to contraception. Rather, these conceptions are taking place either as a result of contraceptive failure, or an unwillingness to use contraception. Why bother with contraception if you can have an abortion? No reason: if you believe what the Government says about how safe and wonderful it is.

H-T to Fr Tim Finnigan, who has more background and commentary.

From CFNews: Thirty teenagers weekly have repeat abortion Nearly 30 teenage girls a week are visiting hospitals and clinics for a second or even third abortion, official figures disclose. Information released by the Department of Health shows that 193,737 women had abortions in 2006 and 17,173 were under 18. Of the teenagers, 1,341 were recorded as having their second termination. It was the third procedure for 82 of them. The figures led to claims that some women were using abortion as an alternative form of contraception. It will intensify the debate about terminations just as MPs prepare to vote on tightening up abortion laws. Mark Pritchard, the pro-life Conservative MP who obtained the figures in a parliamentary answer, said access to abortion must be more tightly regulated. 'These are shocking and disturbing figures and the Government must put in place a task force to investigate why multiple and repeat abortions are taking place in such large numbers,' he said. Pro-life MPs from both the Labour and Tory benches are said to be preparing amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that would lower the abortion time limit from its current level of 24 weeks.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen