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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2827 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 February 2020 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

For the calendar year from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, what was the number of:
(a) induced abortions;
(b) induced abortions over 12 weeks gestation;
(c) induced abortions for women under the age of 20;
(d) approvals given by the Ministerial Panel for abortions at 20 weeks or later; and
(e) induced abortions at 20 weeks gestation or later?

Answered on 1 April 2020

I am advised:

For the calendar year, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, there were:

(a) 7,870

(b) 562

(c) 590

(d) 74

(e) 66


Note – (d) does not equal (e) for reasons such as fetal death in-utero prior to induction, spontaneous preterm labour and birth, approval late in one year and induction early in the next year or a decision not to proceed to termination.