British politician David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool, and founder of the children’s charity Jubilee Action, delivered this speech in July. It’s worth reading in full, and you can do that here.
There have been around seven million abortions in this country since 1967. Last year there were 189,574 abortions. In the same year, 48,348 women had more than one abortion, Tragically, 383 women had five or more abortions; some as many as eight – all in the same year.
When I sent these statistics on to the author of the 1967 Abortion Act, David Steel, who remains a colleague in the House of Lords, I had an email back simply asking: “abortion being used as contraception?”. A good question.