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Christian charity labels rise in abortions 'tragic'

While the rate for teenagers has fallen - it's increased for those over 35.

According to government figures, in total, 205,295 terminations took place in 2018 with nine out of ten carried out under 13 weeks.

Christian charity CARE has raised concern over the figures.

Chief executive Nola Leach said: "It is tragic that the number of abortions in England and Wales continues to rise and is now at a ten year high.

"While the continued drop in teenage abortions is very welcome, it is still the case that every abortion is a tragedy.

"The fact that the abortion rate for women 35 or over has increased again since last year raises big questions about the pressures of modern life.

"The instability of cohabitation and the intense pressure for couples to maintain two incomes are taking a heavy price.

"It's time we ended the culture where abortion is seen as the only option. Women need to be supported and informed about the wide variety of alternative out there."

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