According to data released by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, more than 51 percent of women who sought out and obtained abortions in 2016 had been using at least one form of contraceptive. Even more surprisingly, one in four were either on the pill or another long-term birth control method, meaning that they became pregnant when they were doing everything right, everything they should have been doing. Ring of Fire’s Sydney Robinson discusses this.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at