From The Telegraph:
The increase in older mothers seeking terminations comes as teenage pregnancies have fallen to the lowest level ever recorded, dropping by 10 per cent in a single year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
At the same time, the number of women over 40 getting pregnant has jumped by almost four per cent in a year, the biggest rise for any group.
According to the ONS, the proportion of pregnancies ending in an abortion has edged lower in recent years overall. […]
A Daily Telegraph investigation last year uncovered evidence of abortions on grounds of gender being offered in Britain.
Meanwhile the ONS figures showed that the pregnancy rate among girls under 18 has fallen to the lowest level since 1969 when comparable records began.
An American pro-lifer recently said that the fasting growing segment of women having abortions was married women who already had children, but I’ve been unable to verify that with a quick Google search. Anyone have that data? If so, it’s an international trend worth examining.
In Canada we can’t monitor any such trends because, well, our abortion data reporting is often voluntary and consistently inconsistent. And sometimes the data is legislated into oblivion. As my Greek father-in-law would say, “Oh, Canada.”