CNA Staff, Jun 12, 2020 / 03:10 am
A record number of abortions took place in England and Wales in 2019, according to official figures published Thursday.
The government reported June 11 that a total of 209,519 abortions took place last year, more than in any other year since the practice was legalized by the Abortion Act 1967.
A pro-life group described the record figure -- an increase of 4,224 from 2018 -- as "a national tragedy."
Antonia Tully, director of campaigns at the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said: "We are looking at a national tragedy here. This appalling figure shows us that abortion is becoming more and more normalized."