Abortions of Disabled Babies at All-Time High in Scotland

(Christian Institute) 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.”

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