The number of abortions performed under ground A (section 1(1)(c) of the 1967 Abortion Act, the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk to the life of the pregnant woman greater than if the pregnancy were terminated) and under ground F (section 1(4), to save the life of the pregnant women) for 2009-13, resident in England and Wales is shown in the following table.
Information about abortions due to rape is not collected by the Department.
|A||F||Ground A and F as a proportion of all grounds abortions (%)||Total number of abortions (all grounds)|
|2009||56||0||Less than 0.1||189,100|
|2010||41||0||Less than 0.1||189,574|
|2011||45||1||Less than 0.1||189,931|
|2012||60||0||Less than 0.1||185,122|
|2013||56||0||Less than 0.1||185,331|