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Abortions raise risk of premature births next time

Women who abort their first pregnancy are at significantly greater risk of having subsequent premature births a study has found.Previous studies suggested that multiple abortions could result in complications in future pregnancies, but a new paper suggests that the risk after one termination is just as great. Researchers from Aberdeen University studied the health data […]

Rapid rise in numbers of women having repeat abortions

More than a third of women having an abortion are having the procedure for at least the second time, official figures show.There has been a jump in the proportion of women having repeat abortions to reach 36 per cent, equating to around 63,300 women, it has been found. In 2010, 34 per cent of terminations […]

Abortion clinic checks cost £1 million

Urgent checks of abortion clinics ordered by the health secretary last month cost £1 million and meant hundreds of other inspections were cancelled.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said the request at short notice from the Department of Health meant 580 pre-planned inspections were cancelled. Time spent on planning and inspecting equated to 1,100 days, it […]

Killing babies article reveals the truth of abortion say pro-lifers

Pro-life campaigners have welcomed publication of an article arguing killing newborns should be “permissible”, saying it showed there was no moral difference between abortion and infanticide.The article, which argued newborns and foetuses were only “potential persons” and not “actual persons”, has provoked a storm of protest. The authors, whose piece was published in the Journal […]

Pregnant women win £200,000 payout over pill implant contraceptive failures

Nearly £200,000 in compensation has been paid to women who have become pregnant or been hurt after they were fitted with a popular contraceptive implant. The NHS has received more than 1,000 complaints about Implanon, a device that had been hailed as the future of family planning. The procedure involves injecting a plastic implant under […]

Doctor suspended after getting patient pregnant

A doctor who got one of his patients pregnant and then helped to arrange an abortion has been suspended from medical practice. Stephen Carr-Bains, 56, had sexual relationships with two vulnerable patients while working at a surgery at the University of Surrey. When one of the women fell pregnant he arranged for a termination but […]

A fifth of girls pregnant by 18 survey reveals

Almost one in five girls say they have been pregnant at least once by the age of 18, according to a Government survey. Just under half (46 per cent) decided to keep their baby, while more than a third (36 per cent), had an abortion, the figures show. The statistics are part of wider research […]

Dozens of teenage girls have had three abortions or more

Dozens of teenage girls have had three abortions or more, according to figures that campaigners say paint a profoundly depressing picture of modern Britain. These statistics follow controversy last month over the UK’s first ever television advertisement for abortion services. Government data have disclosed that 89 girls aged 17 or under who terminated a pregnancy […]