Paul Tully, SPUC's general secretary, said: "Whereas the 2001
census indicated that slightly more than two percent of the population
described themselves as black or black British, today's official
figures confirm that 12% of resident women having abortion described
themselves as black or black British. Other ethnic minorities show
"Today's figures indicate that the Department of Health is
pursuing a policy of ethnic cleansing in Britain - under the cover of
its abortion policies.
"The figures also reveal that the government is making no
headway at all on its 10-year target of reducing abortion among
teenagers by 50%. Its policy of promoting contraception and the
morning-after pill is failing disastrously.
"Promoting the morning-after pill is a particularly
ill-founded and harmful policy, because it causes early unregistered
abortions, encourages risky sexual behaviour, and appears to be
fuelling the explosion in sexually transmitted infections among young
"Today's figures confirm that Britain's abortion holocaust exceeded six million lives by the end of 2003.
"Recent proposals from Lord Steel and others to introduce a right to abortion up to 12 weeks will lead to higher abortion rates, and must be resisted."