From the BBC:
The Family Planning Association (FPA) believes the message on infertility and age has gone "too far".
Although fertility does wane, women can still fall pregnant well into their thirties, forties and even fifties.
Abortion rates for women aged 40 to 44 match those for the under 16s, figures for England and Wales show.
In 2008, both of these groups had an abortion rate of four per 1,000 women.
Whilst the message about fertility declining with age is an important one, it is often overplayed
FPA Chief Executive Julie Bentley
There are many reasons why some women opt for an abortion - including birth abnormalities in the baby, which are more common when the mothers are older.
But FPA says its anecdotal evidence suggests some of the abortions are because women wrongly assumed they could not get pregnant because they were too old.read more here.