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One in five young British women used morning-after pill

January 07, 2011

Roughly 20% of all the British women of child-bearing age used the morning-after pill last year, according to a stunning new Co-Operative Pharmacy study.

The survey of women between the ages of 18 and 35 found that as many as 250,000 had used the abortifacient pill two or more times in the course of the year. Many reported using the pill after having sex while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. About 2% of the women polled relied on the pill as their primary form of birth control.


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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Jan. 13, 2011 12:55 AM ET USA

    It's pretty hard to find anything good in such awful figures, but as the depravity deepens, it becomes harder and harder for ordinary people to ignore. Then when they look around desperately for alternatives, God's way will shine in brilliant contrast. If -- and this is a big "if" -- the Church then takes up the cross of preaching that Way to the world, the 21st century could be glorious indeed.

  • Posted by: unum - Jan. 08, 2011 11:03 AM ET USA

    So Britain now has one young woman it five either willing to kill her child or unaware that she is killing her child. I wonder how long God will tolerate this type of behavior from our pagan cultures and the Christians who stand silent while children die.

  • Posted by: Telengard - Jan. 07, 2011 9:25 PM ET USA

    Unfortunately, I bet an even larger proportion don't care. mGhmots.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 07, 2011 7:11 PM ET USA

    I bet a large proportion of these girls don't know that the MAP works by causing an early abortion.