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Cleft-lip abortions '10 times as common as reported'

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(LIFENEWS) — In a shocking new report, the London Telegraph newspaper indicates European researchers show abortions done on babies with minor disabilities that doctors ca easily correct is ten times higher than previously indicated.

Although babies with club feet or cleft palates can undergo surgery to correct the physical problems, mothers and couples are still having abortions when the conditions are diagnosed in the womb. And Eurocat, an agency set up to monitor congenital abnormalities across 23 countries says 157 unborn babies were aborted in England and Wales who had been shown to have a cleft lip from 2006 and 2010.

However, the newspaper says the UK government, via the Department of Health, records only 14 such abortions during that time.


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