More single mothers please, says Mail

The Mail is keen for there to be more unmarried mothers. Don’t look so staggered, it’s on today’s front page.  “NHS spends £1m a week on repeat abortions: Single women using terminations ‘as another form of contraceptive'”, the headline wails, and the body copy adds plaintively, “According to the statistics, single or unmarried women account for five out of every six repeat terminations.” There’s only one implication I can see: the Mail thinks abortion should be available exclusively to those with a ring on their finger. Continue reading