London, England, Jun 15, 2021 / 06:05 am
A record number of abortions took place in England and Wales in 2020, according to new statistics.
The figures, released June 10, showed that there were 210,860 abortions last year, the highest number since the Abortion Act 1967 was introduced.
A pro-life group said that the figure -- an increase of 1,341 from the previous peak in 2019 -- marked “a devastating surge” in abortions after the government allowed women in England to complete medical abortions at home in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Robinson of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) said: “This year’s figures show a devastating surge in abortion numbers. The statistics reveal a catastrophic loss of unborn life arising from the government’s dangerous policy on abortion.”