143 out of 6.4 million abortions were to save the mother's lifeFrom hot topic Christian Ethics.
Between 1968 and 2011, there have been 6.4 million legal abortions in England and Wales, of this figure only 143 (0.006%) were to save the life of the mother, or to prevent serious permanent physical injury or mental health problems.
The research has been carried out by the British Government following a parliamentary question by Lord Alton of Liverpool.
It has been discovered that 99.5% of the 6.4 million abortions performed, terminated the child's life despite there being no apparent risk of health to the mother. Further figures revealed that for every 3 teenage girls, there have been 8 abortions between them. Whilst some women have had more than 8 legal abortions.