Abortions of disabled babies at all-time high in Scotland

The Christian Institute – June 27, 2017

A pro-life group has called on the Scottish Government to do more to protect the unborn after new figures revealed an all-time high in abortions of disabled babies in Scotland.

The figures released by the NHS in Scotland found there were 216 abortions because of disability in 2016, a 57 per cent rise from the 2011 figure of 136.

John Deighan, CEO of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Scotland, said: “In Scotland, we rightly go to great lengths to accommodate people with a disability, yet as a society we are eradicating them before they are born, thus sending a bleak message to our disability community.”

Of the 216 disability abortions, more than one in three were because of Down’s syndrome.

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