Thank you for inviting me to the recent All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group meeting on crisis pregnancy care. Unfortunately I was unable to attend due to prior commitments.
According to a study in the Lancet, 45 per cent of pregnancies and one third of births in England are unplanned or associated with feelings of ambivalence. Public Health England has previously highlighted the impact of unplanned pregnancies on the mental and physical health of both women and children.
Improving access to information, advice and services are crucial to helping women to make an informed decision around pregnancy, and supporting good reproductive health.