The figures for show that there were 1,645 terminations paid for by NHS Lincolnshire in 2008 compared to 1,392 in 2002. And for the past three years where statistics are available, there has been a steady rise with 1,459 county abortions in 2006, 1,593 in 2007 and 16,45 in 2008.
Lincolnshire bucks the trend with the number of abortions nationally falling by 1.6 per cent from 2007 to 2008.
The paper report that Dr. David Baker, a local general practitioner and Lincolnshire representative for the British Medical Association, said it is difficult to interpret the Lincolnshire statistics but he feels that the stigma surrounding terminating a pregnancy is reducing.
"I don't know whether more people are using abortion as a contraceptive technique which is obviously not advisable or maybe terminations are more readily available."
"One has to be careful not to seem to be preaching but it is not a risk free procedure and prevention beforehand is much better than the emotional trauma afterwards."