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Abortion

Health written question – answered on 22nd October 2012.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been undertaken (a) up to and including and (b) after the twelfth week of pregnancy in each year since 2008.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested is set out in the following table. 2011 is the latest year for which data is available.

Abortions by gestation group, residents of England and Wales, 2008-11
  Under 13 weeks 13 weeks and over Total
2011 173,176 16,755 189,931
2010 172,735 16,839 189,574
2009 171,279 17,821 189,100
2008 176,306 18,990 195,296

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