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Illegal Operations (Women)

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the Minister of Health the number of women whose deaths were attributed to illegal operations during the years 1914 and 1922, respectively?

Figures are not yet available for the year 1922. In some cases in 1914 it was not clear, on the information given, by what means abortion had been procured, and accordingly the numbers are given of all cases of death classified under the heading "Attempt to procure abortion," namely, in 1914, 35, and in 1921, 41.