Charity records 13% rise in post-Christmas abortions

A publicity seeking stunt? Or, a little mentioned harm associated with excessive drinking?

The family planning service Marie Stopes International said today that it performed a record number of UK abortions last month.

The charity carried out nearly 6,000 abortions at its nine centres across the UK in January, the highest number in its 32-year history. This was a rise of 13% on January last year.

The charity’s UK director, Liz Davies, blamed the surge in abortions on excess drinking over the Christmas season.

[Hat tip: New Recovery]