Health written question – answered on 10th December 2013.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been certified on mental health grounds since the Chief Medical Officer issued her circular of 23 February 2012.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Between 23 February 2012 and 31 December 2012 (the latest date for which figures are available), there were 153,335 abortions performed where the grounds involved a risk to the woman's mental health.

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