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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 204401, tabled on 20 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions were performed after 20 weeks in each of the last five years.

Answered on

10 January 2019

The following table shows legal abortions at 20 weeks gestation and over, for residents of England and Wales, 2013-17

Year

Total abortions

Number 20 weeks and over

% 20 weeks and over

2013

185,331

2,753

1.5

2014

184,571

2,769

1.5

2015

185,824

2,877

1.5

2016

185,596

3,033

1.6

2017

192,900

3,564

1.8

Source: Department for Health and Social Care annual abortion statistics for England and Wales