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News, 1 February 2000

1 February 2000

1 February 2000 The number of women having abortions in Scotland has multiplied eight-fold since the procedure was made legal, according to the National Health Service's information and statistics division. In 1998 there were 12,424 terminations, 446 (3.6%) more than two years before. In the same year nearly seven percent of teenage girls in the city of Dundee became pregnant. Catholic sources are quoted as saying that abortion was now available on demand and population-control was being effected by "wholesale termination". [Daily Mail, 1 February, 2000] This bulletin is privately circulated by The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children,, 5/6 St Matthew Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1P 2JT, +44 20 7222 3763. The reliability of the news herein is dependent on the cited sources. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the society. Please forward this bulletin to other interested parties. To subscribe or unsubscribe, send an appropriate email to

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