Abortion Rights Blog

The national pro-choice campaign

Do women have abortions instead of using contraception?

There is no evidence to support the assertion that women are careless about  using contraception because abortion is available. Unplanned pregnancy is a distressing situation for any woman and choosing to have an abortion can be a difficult decision. The use of contraception is continuously rising but no method  is 100 per cent effective. People’s sex lives are often unpredictable so contraception may not always be used as effectively or regularly as it might be.