Shock: Almost 2,700 Abortions on Down Syndrome Babies in England, 99 After 26 Weeks

The number of abortions on babies in England with Down Syndrome or other congenital abnormalities is on the rise.

One of the leading pro-life groups in the U.K. is shocked by the numbers and says aborting disabled babies is offensive and government-driven and getting worse. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) provided LifeNews with the new figures from the latest official statistics for abortions in 2012.

Anthony McCarthy, SPUC’s education manager, commented: “It is tragic that, largely unremarked, the latest DoH abortion statistics show that Ground E abortions for suspected handidcap in the foetus were 2,692 this year, as opposed to 2,307 in 2011, an increase of nearly 300.”

He added: “Late abortions (post-24 weeks) have risen from 146 to 160, and that 99 of these took place after 26 weeks. Nearly all of these will have been for disability, at least according to the law.”

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