Record Abortions

A record number of teenagers are having abortions in WA, according to a report by Anthony Deceglie in the Sunday Times Aug 15, 2010. The report said that 44 girls aged 14 or younger terminated a pregnancy last year-double the number of six years ago. The Australian Christian Lobby WA Director Michelle Pearce said the sexualised media environment and a curtailing of childhood were partly to blame for the increase.

For story: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/record-number-of-young-girls-are-having-abortions/story-e6frg153-1225905238250

For ACL response: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/2010/08/sexualised-images-and-shortened-childhoods-partly-to-blame-for-rise-in-young-wa-girls-having-abortions/

For pregnancy counselling and post abortion services: http://www.pregnancycounselling.com.au/pa_grief_referral.htm

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POSTED 28 Aug 2010
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