Abortion rise in Scotland may be driven by cost of living, says charity

May 31, 2023
By Morven Mckinnon, BBC Scotland News

A record number of abortions in Scotland last year may have been driven by cost of living worries, a charity has said.

Figures released by Public Health Scotland showed there were 16,584 terminations in 2022, a 19% increase.

Women living in the least affluent areas had twice as many abortions as those in the most affluent areas.

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