7,684,662 Abortions Since UK Abortion Act Approved 45 Years Ago

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 29, 2013   |   11:26AM   |   Washington, DC

The 45th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in England was this past weekend and more than 7.6 million unborn babies have lost their lives in the United Kingdom since that time.

The UK pro-life group ProLife has more details on the tragic anniversary:

The Abortion Act was passed in October 1967, and came into effect on 27 April 1968. A calculation of the number of abortions in Scotland, England and Wales until the last statistics were released in May 2012 totals some 7,684,662.

We commemorate with great sadness this appalling loss of life, and reflect on the tragic impact abortion has on women and their families, as well as society itself.

The ProLife Alliance is currently involved in two practical initiatives aimed at combating abortion and helping all those involved in pro-life work in the UK.

For the past year, together with colleagues in Christian Concern, we have been compiling a pro-life database of networks across the United Kingdom, where those in any way involved in crisis pregnancy situations can turn for counseling and practical support.



As well as listing the numerous pro-life pregnancy care centers nationwide, this database also identifies practical support available from either Government or private contacts.  We trust this will be a useful resource for anybody involved in this important aspect of the pro-life portfolio, and has been compiled through extensive Internet research.  The database is functioning on a restricted trial basis at the moment, but if you are in any way interested, or need help, do get in touch for further details.

The second initiative is fruit of academic research into abortion law and informed consent, undertaken by two young pro-life legal interns over the past two years. We have published this leaflet to coincide with the 45th Anniversary of the Abortion Act and hope it will be a useful resource for those involved in combating abortion from a legal perspective.