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The number of legal abortions performed after 12 weeks gestation in 2016, 2017 and 2018 is available in the attached table.
Abortion statistics for 2016, 2017 and 2018 are available at the following links:
The Code of Practice outlined in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 prohibits the pre-release of official statistics before the due date of publication. Data on the number of legal abortions performed after 12 weeks gestation in 2019 is still being collected and requires full quality assurance prior to release. Data for 2019 will be published on 11 June at 9:30am.
Data on how many of those procedures used painkillers is not held by the Department.