Abortion:Written question - 204401

Q
(South Holland and The Deepings)
Asked on: 20 December 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Abortion
Commons
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.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
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

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