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Abortion

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of women resident in the United Kingdom who had an abortion in 1986 who already had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four or (e) five previous abortions;(2) if he will list the number of women not usually resident in the United Kingdom who had an abortion in 1986 who already had

(a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four or (e) five previous abortions.

The available information is given in the table.

Number of notifications of abortions carried out under the Abortion Act 1967 to (a) residents of United Kingdom and (b) non-residents of United Kingdom by number of previous abortions under the Act England and Wales 1986
Number of previous abortions under the ActResidents of the United KingdomNon-residents of the United Kingdom
123,8383,042
23,228359
354879
413122
5234
Women having more than one abortion in 1986 will be counted more than once in this table.