Abortionist gives reasons for late-term abortions in England

Abortionist David Paintin says:

“In the last 10 years about 85% [of abortions] have been done before 12 weeks. The mean gestation in women who have NHS abortions is probably around 9 – 10 weeks, 15 – 16 % are done after 12 weeks, and about 2% after 20 weeks.”

At 9-10 weeks, the baby looks like this:


“The women who come relatively late tend to be those whose lives are disorganized and who have poor relationships. They find difficulty in accepting that they are pregnant in the first instance and, having found they are pregnant, find difficulty in utilizing the service.”

David B Paintin “Legal Abortion in England and Wales”

Abortion: Medical Progress and Social Implications, CIBA Foundation Symposium 115 (London: Pitman, 1985) 12

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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