Teen abortion rates declining amid small rise national trend

Stuff co.nz 19 June 2018
Family First Comment: “The rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents themselves,” spokeswoman Marina Young said. “:The ‘bunch of cells’ argument which has driven the right-to-abortion argument is now just ‘flat-earth science’.”
Yep!
Still way too many abortions in NZ. Every life is precious.
www.ChooseLife.nz

Women in their late 20s are having the largest number of abortions, while rates continue to decline among teens.

The New Zealand abortion rate increased slightly in 2017 to 13.7 abortions per 1000, compared to 13.5 in 2016, according to Statistics New Zealand’s annual release of data.

In 2016, the abortion rate dropped to 13.5 per 1000 – its lowest in 25 years.

In total, 13,285 induced abortions were performed in 2017, an increase of 462 (3.6 percent) on the previous year.

About one in every five pregnancies ended in abortion or 18 per cent of all live births, still births and abortions, the data showed.

Family First NZ was pleased the rate of abortion had remained low but said the trend could be reversed if Parliament “introduces extreme abortion laws”.

“The rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents themselves,” spokeswoman Marina Young said.

“:The ‘bunch of cells’ argument which has driven the right-to-abortion argument is now just ‘flat-earth science’.”
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