Abortion deaths exceed those in world wars

SIR – You underline the tragedy of “some eight million” abortions taking place in Great Britain since the 1967 Abortion Act, and welcome the fact that the Advertising Standards Agency “has upheld the claim that Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws have been responsible for saving the lives of 100,000 people” (Leading article, August 11).

However, for the population control movement, which spearheaded the English abortion campaign, the tragedy is not in lives lost but lives gained. They would see in that tragic British figure eight million “births avoided”, eight million fewer mouths to feed and to plunder “the planet”. And yet the Abortion Act ushered in a disposable society in which many women have several abortions, in what is essentially a cycle of self-harm, driven to replace the missing child but unable to come to terms with their fate and following the same fatal path to the abortion clinic.

Sadly, successive governments have supported and subsidised this pre-birth carnage, a fact not unconnected with our deplorable record of perinatal morbidity and mortality. We cannot even see the conflict of interest in the fact that the chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives is also the chairwoman of trustees of Britain’s largest abortion provider, BPAS.

The exact number of human beings who would be alive today had it not been for David Steel’s bill will probably never be known; however, the number of abortions now dwarfs that of servicemen killed in both world wars. But we are unlikely to see a monument to those killed in the post-1967 population wars, and without a concerted

effort from all of us, the number of casualties will continue to grow.

Ann Farmer (Mrs)

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