UK Abortion Act anniversary today

UK Abortion Act anniversary today

Today marks the sorrowful 56th anniversary of the Abortion Act receiving royal assent in the United Kingdom. 

Since then, a staggering 10,256,050 unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion across England, Wales, and Scotland.

Every one of these abortions represents a collective failure of our society to protect the lives of babies in the womb and a failure to offer full support to women with unplanned pregnancies.

More than one baby is lost to abortion every two and a half minutes; 26 lives are ended every hour in the UK alone.

123,219 abortions for residents of England and Wales took place in the six months between 1 January and 30 June 2022.
This is 17,731 higher than the figure for the first six months of 2021, which was 105,488 for residents of England and Wales. 2021 saw the highest number of abortions ever recorded in England and Wales over a full year, at 214,256 for residents of England and Wales.

This significant rise in abortions has come as abortion campaigners, led by abortion provider BPAS, cynically use the tragic case of the death of Baby Lily, at between 32 and 34 weeks gestation, to campaign for the full ‘decriminalisation’ of abortion. This would make abortion up to birth legal for any reason in England and Wales.

Opinion polls repeatedly show that the public want increased protections for unborn babies and more support for mothers facing unplanned pregnancies rather than the wholesale removal of legal safeguards around abortion.

A Savanta ComRes poll showed that only 1% support the radical pro-choice campaign to introduce abortion up to birth. The vast majority of the general public supported more stringent protections for the unborn.

89% of the general population and 91% of women agree that gender-selective abortion should be explicitly banned by the law.

60% of the general population and 70% of women believe that the current 24-week gestational limit for abortion should be reduced.

93% of women agree that a woman considering abortion should have a legal right to independent counselling from a source that has no financial interest in her decision.

65% of the general population oppose taxpayer money going to fund abortions overseas.