Unprecedented Rise in Aborted Pregnancies in England and Wales

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England (Parliament Politic Magazine) – The number of aborted pregnancies in the UK is soaring to a record high. According to the Government data coming from the Department of Health and Social Care, the number is significantly growing. Between January to June 2022, the number of aborted pregnancies increased to 123,219. It is 14% higher as compared to the first half of 2021. During 2022 the number peaked at 110,299 which is a record number in itself. It involves 680 pregnancies aborted in both England and Wales which is equivalent to the ending of 28 lives every day. No matter what the situation, it is turning out to be very devastating to see the death of innocent lives.

Record Number of Women Opting for Abortions in England and Wales

The record number of women opting for abortions in England and Wales is taking away many innocent lives. According to Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern, each number represents a precious child that is made wrongfully and with fear. The sorrowful statistics are igniting a new determination and passion within society to save the lives of innocent babies.

 While the Government is ready to offer compassionate support to such families with the help of good policies. The latest numbers are alarming while the data from the first half of 2023 is yet to be released.

The DIY methods to abort babies are fueling things more than before. Moreover, the cost of living and lack of pro-family policies are turning out to be another major concern. Most of the Government officials have voted in favor of using DIY abortion methods at home.

 It doesn’t even require medical supervision and makes things easy for females. No doubt, this turns out to be another reason for an increase in 54% of aborted pregnancies in the last few months. The number goes slightly up to 52% from the last year itself.

The Rise of Aborted Pregnancies in England and Wales: What’s Behind the Trend?


In August 2022, some lawmakers tried to amend the 1967 Abortion Act. Accordingly, women in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy are allowed to take medicines for early abortion at home. A British woman recently was sentenced for illegally using home abortion pills. She tried to end the life of the baby at least eight weeks after the legal time limit. The high number of aborted pregnancies requires a need for collective awakening. Everyone must realize the importance of small and vulnerable lives. Even though the culture of the UK is embracing abortions, more problems will crop up in the future. Every life is precious and a gift from God.

The new data reveals that women aged 30-34 are into aborted pregnancies as compared to other age groups. It is alarming that a record number of abortions took place in England and Wales during COVID-19. The policies adopted by the Government and economic situations led to the decision of abortions among many ladies.

 No doubt, economic instability and lack of job opportunities convince women to take these tough decisions. They are not willing to give birth until they feel secure themselves. The number of aborted pregnancies will keep rising as the economic problem doesn’t seem to take a backseat.

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Ready To Take Action

 Many people in the UK believe that the lack of sex education is causing issues among the younger generation. They must understand when is the right time to prevent pregnancy instead of going for abortions later. The current abortion laws are making things difficult for women in general. Many women are learning that abortion is a crime. However, they are ready to take the much-needed action when it comes to standing by their decision.

In August, the Government introduced an easy way to use early medical abortions at home. If this process is carried out under ten weeks’ abortion will not be illegal. However, with unsafe methods, it may take a toll on the health or life of a female altogether. The issues will be multiplied if everything ends up with dead pregnant women.

Some prominent figures suggest that black women are likely to die more than white women due to pregnancy-related issues. The voting record from the British Policy makers signifies no change in the policies regarding aborted pregnancies yet.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.