abortions reach a new record

savage peace 

(Picture: a digital print I made called Savage Peace, click image for larger view)

Yesterday it was reported that abortions set a new record for one month in Britain.  Marie Stopes, which performs about a third of the abortions in Britain, conducted 5,992 abortions in January.  The question is why? 

Liz Davies of Marie Stopes thinks it’s possibly due to the festive season and all the excess partying and booze consumption.  All of which “combine to increase libido and lower inhibition, with the inevitable consequences of unprotected sex resulting in unplanned pregnancies.”

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service’s chief exec, Ann Furedi, believes the high number is due to “a difficult struggle to access proper services, rather than the results of women being careless after boozy office parties.”

Side note:  I did find it odd that this report appeared alongside of giant picture of Roselane Driza, the cleaner who was jailed for blackmailing a judge with his home sex videos.


  1. Becky February 9, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Thanks–this is one of my big issues.


  2. Tisha February 10, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    keep those legs crossed!

  3. Anndi February 11, 2007 at 6:39 am

    I would be curious to see the demographics. Now what disturbs me more… the abortions or the fact that it signals the prevalence of unprotected sex…?


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