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Recent parliamentary question on teens and abortion

Posted by Dan Blackman on 11 June 2013

Below is a recent question asked in parliament, about teenage girls and abortion. The answer and tables are presented below. In 2010 3,716 teenage girls between 13-15 years old in England and Wales had an abortion - including two girls under the age of 13.

Also in 2010, 22,870 teenagers aged 16-18 had an abortion. David Paton, professor of economics at the university of Nottingham, is one of the foremost experts in the UK on teen pregnancy, contraceptive provision, and abortion, especially under the previous government and has written valuable studies on this topic.

Every year SPUC sends trained speakers into secondary schools, colleges, and universities all over the UK, presenting an accurate fact-based pro-life presentation for students. It is one of the most important things we do, because pupils and students deserve to hear the truth. To find out more email email eileenbrydon@spuc.org.uk or danielblackman@spuc.org.uk 

Abortion: Young People

Mr Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of abortions were performed on (a) children under 13 years old, (b) 13 to 15 years olds and (c) 16 to 18 year olds in the smallest geographical NHS area for which information is available in (i) 2012, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2008.

Anna Soubry: Data are set out in the following tables. Data for 2012 are not yet available; data for 2011 (the most recent published) have been shown instead.


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