The pro-abortion lobby claims that easy access to safe, legal abortions and unlimited access to contraception reduce the amount of late abortions. The reality, however, is the opposite. Abortion creates an culture where children are seen as consumer items; if they are convenient, let them live; if not, abort them. It makes life very cheap.
Evidence of this was seen in Britain in 2007 where the number of late abortions in had reached a record level. Almost 3,000 abortions were carried out on women who were at least 20 weeks pregnant, according to the latest annual figures in England and Wales, representing a 44 per cent increase in less than a decade.
The vast majority were for "lifestyle" reasons; less than a quarter were because of a risk that the child would be born handicapped. The Government's approach has left the present generation of young women with the impression that abortions were "like having an appendix out".
The government and media have created a a very casual attitude towards sex, which is aided and abetted by the medical profession. Women get the idea it's a trivial matter and as a result they are much more cavalier about presenting to their GP late.
There was further shocking evidence reported in the Daily Mail on 31st March 2008 which said that 1,3000 women have had at least five abortions each. Almost 950 of those having a termination had already had four. Almost 200 had already had five, 110 had had six before - and 54 seven or more.
At the same time, 61,904 women in England and Wales were having their second abortion last year - up from 58,740 in 2004.
The statistics were disclosed by Dawn Primarolo, the Public Health Minister, in late March.