LONDON, March 31, 2004 ( – The UK’s newly released abortion figures reveal that more than one in five children there dies from abortion.  The Office for National Statistics report also revealed that the number of childless women over 40 has risen dramatically, while the UK birth rate is the lowest ever.

Patrick Cusworth, spokesman for UK’s pro-life group Life, told the UK Mirror, “It’s ironic that while 600 babies a day are aborted – only 300-a-year are placed for adoption.”  The report also revealed that the sexually transmitted disease rate among teens in the country has skyrocketed. In the period from 1991 to 2001, the STD rate has doubled from 669,291 in 1991 to 1,332,910 in 2001. The prevalent STD is Chlamydia, followed by Gonorrhea.  The authors of the report blame the soaring rates on promiscuous sexual behaviour.  Read related coverage of the UK’s Dr. Trevor Stammers report to the British Public Health Laboratory Service, in which Stammers asserts that “Contraception as the cornerstone of sexual health promotion for adolescents has manifestly failed,” at:   Also see “UK Sex-Ed Backfire: Survey Reveals Increased Pregnancy Rates in Teens Subjected to Program,” at:   Read local coverage:


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