Abortions in Britain

1047 girls aged 14 or younger had an abortion in 2009 and gthe figure was
1,097 in 2008. 17,916 abortions were carried out on under 18s in 2009.
Medical abortions involving pills only were used in 40% of the total. 2085
abortions took place on children who would have been born disabled or with
chromosome abnormalities.

Overall the total number of abortions in 2008 was 195,296 falling to
189,100 in 2009.

We have still no legislation on the subject in the republic related to the
Supreme Court ruling in the X case.