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More than a thousand girls a year aged under 15 have an abortion in the UK

Terminations are being carried out on youngsters aged just 12 or 13 who have only just started secondary school.

And every year nearly 4,000 procedures are undertaken on girls who have not yet reached their 16th birthday, the legal age of consent.


Do these UK numbers seem rather HIGH to anyone else?

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:19 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That is just ridiculous! Who taught these 12 years old's about safe sex? Better yet where were their parents when they were having sex?!?!?

    Answer by AF4life at 8:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Sad

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • yes because the majority of abortions are done byt the 20-29 age group in the US.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 8:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2011


    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 8:23 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Just another example of the moral decay of society.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:24 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • There are high. One is high.
    But, I believe that the numbers are as high or higher in the USA. Even the proportions are probably as high.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:28 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I'd like to see the comparative stats for documented incest rates for the same age groups. Very young pregnant girls are often times victims too.


    Answer by Sisteract at 8:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • tootoobusy, I am not sure about that... First, the comparison should be in overall % based on population. I thought I heard on the radio .04% of abortions in the US were under the age of 15... Trying to find an accurate link.

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 8:44 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • A lot of those abortions are carried out on young Irish girls since it's illegal in Ireland.


    Answer by beeky at 9:27 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I don't think it's that much different here really. My kids both know girls under age 15 who have had abortions, at least one of them more than one abortion and we live in a very small town.

    Answer by meriana at 3:59 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

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