Woman Died Due to Abortion in UK
One woman died and 294 others suffered a range of complications as a result of abortion in England and Wales in 2015, according to official figures. These victims are in addition to the 185,824 babies killed, the highest death toll in five years.
The Department of Health report on abortion statistics in England and Wales showed that 3,451 women travelled from the Republic of Ireland for an abortion in England and Wales in 2015. This is a significant decrease from the 3,735 women who travelled in 2014, and represents the 14th succesive annual decline.
In addition, 833 women travelled from Northern Ireland to have an abortion in England and Wales. This is a slight decrease from the previous year’s 837 figure.
Bernadette Smyth, the director of Precious Life, commented on the shocking number of women harmed by abortion:
“The reported 294 cases of ‘complications’ and the disturbing revelation that one woman lost her life after an abortion in England and Wales in 2015 substantiates Byron Calhoun’s, John Thorp’s and Patrick Carroll’s findings in 2012 that maternal health in England and Wales, with its higher rates of all morbidities and mortality associated with legalised abortion, continues to lag behind maternal health in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
“Unlike the rest of the United Kingdom, our pro-life laws protect both mother and child. The Northern Ireland Assembly must continue to defend and uphold our pro-life laws.”