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The percentage of conceptions leading to a legal abortion among all women resident in England and Wales increased from 22.7% in 2017 to 24.0% in 2018, the highest percentage since records began in 1990.

In 2018, the conception rate for women under 18 years was higher in the 50% most deprived areas in England, while the percentage of conceptions leading to a legal abortion was higher in the 50% least deprived areas in England.

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  1. ‘old on a mo. Abortion has been legal here since 1970. ‘ow come the records only start in 1990?

    I saw, Dr Chap, how many abortions did you prescribe in 1988?
    Haven’t the foggiest, old bean, went in one ear and out the other, never bothered to update the patient notes don’tchano. Wimmins stuff, left it to the lady doctor chappesses to bother about that.

  2. “The Office for National Statistics (ONS) uses the definition of conception as a pregnancy of a woman that leads either to a maternity or an abortion.”

    Transphobes.

  3. So, more people are exchanging bodily fluids without thought for what, among other things, that might mean. More potential lives are extinguished before they make it out of the starting gate. And comparatively wealthier people do more of this thoughtless extinction of possible people.

    If I were an economist, i’d probably glibly remark that this is what one would expect.

  4. @jgh

    Same as temp/tide records and global warming – older figures don’t support the agenda

    @Mr Lud

    In ‘deprived’ areas female under 18s see pregnancy as a way to obtain a free flat without considering long term implications

    imo they should be given a room in a 12 bedroom HMO, like student halls

    Women will do anything for attention

    Innocent man sent to jail for rape by his own fiancé
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYH992ynhdU

  5. I sneeze in threes

    I always think talking of the limit as 24 weeks is to give the impression that it is not that much in to the pregnancy. If you said 5 1/2 months I think more people would find that limit an uncomfortably high number.

  6. And I doubt it includes over the counter sales of morning after birth control.
    Funny how the rate of STD’s is increasing, though no doubt linking that would be a case of victim shaming young women who have a right to do what they like with their body.
    Also suddenly the guy sacked for suggesting compulsory birth control is starting to sound very sensible

  7. “The Office for National Statistics (ONS) uses the definition of conception as a pregnancy of a woman that leads either to a maternity or an abortion.”

    What about miscarriage is that included? Or only the voluntary ones?

  8. And comparatively wealthier people do more of this thoughtless extinction of possible people.

    I don’t think it’s thoughtless. It’s a pretty thoroughly considered act.

  9. Revealed preferences are a bitch, aren’t they.

    @ISIT, pregnancy is counted medically in days or weeks since the start of the last period. You are already 4 weeks pregnant at the first day of missed subsequent period. So I guess the legal definition has to align rather than being vague.

  10. To expand on PCAR’s comment above…

    “Most Deprived area” – unwanted sprog on the horizon = more “bennies” – keep.

    “Least Deprived area” – unwanted sprog on the horizon = career / education problems – abort.

  11. Am I completely naive – nearly a quarter of pregnancies are legally aborted? I find it difficult to believe those numbers. If it is true, surely contraception should be mandatory until people make a conscious decision to go ahead with a pregnancy should it happen? It seems to be happening an awful lot when we know what causes it. I am truly flabbergasted at these numbers.

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