More women weigh up self-induced abortion

THE number of women considering self-induced abortion hit a record high this year, according to pregnancy counselling service Children by Choice.

Spokeswoman Kate Marsh says figures show that in January 15% of women’s contacts with the Queensland-based service involved disclosure of thoughts of self-induced termination, plans to perform it or actual attempts. 

“We are concerned,” Ms Marsh says. “We seem to be having more conversations with women whose situations are so dire that they see inducing a