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Emma B BS: Direct Action : UK (159* d) RE: BS: Direct Action : UK 25 Oct 10

Arthur, conception rates are measured per 1,000 girls so any possible raise in the teenage population would be taken into account

According to data from the Office for National Statistics, 41,325 girls under 18 in England and Wales fell pregnant in 2008, a decline of 3.9% from 2007 This represents a rate of 40.4 per 1,000 girls in 2008 a drop of just over 13% from 1998

Conception rates among under-16s fell by 6% to 7.8 per 1,000 girls in 2007.
Just under half of pregnancies among 15-to-18 year-olds led to an abortion.

In England, the north east had the highest pregnancy rate of 49 per 1,000 girls aged 15 to 17, while the east of England had the lowest rate, at 31.4 per 1,000.
In the ten poorest areas, conception rates fell 15% in the decade from 1998.

For regional variations and statistics see
'Facts are Sacred'

From the same source -

There were 189,100 abortions in 2009, down from 195,296 in 2008, data for women living in England and Wales from the Department of Health - a drop of 3.2%

Overall, 2,085 abortions (1% of the total) were for children who would have been born disabled. This included 775 for chromosomal abnormalities including Down's
syndrome and 496 for problems with the nervous system.

Among under-15s, there were 1,047 abortions (down from 1,097 in 2008), of which 136 were on girls under 14 and 911 were on 14-year-olds.
Among all under-16s, there were 3,823 abortions (down from 4,113 in 2008) and 17,916 among under-18s (down from 19,387 in 2008).
Girls aged 15 to 19 accounted for 39,020 abortions in 2009.

Of course this is nothing whatsoever to do with the thread which was a sincere attempt to consider the role of Direct Action and what form this could take against the draconian cut backs.

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