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Question On Notice No. 1890 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 February 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

For the calendar year from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, 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 4 April 2019

I am advised:

For the calendar year, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, there were:

(a) 7793 induced abortions.

(b) 580 induced abortions over 12 weeks gestation.

(c) 606 induced abortions for women under the age of 20.

(d) 86 approvals provided by the Ministerial Panel for abortions at 20 weeks or later.

(e) 83 induced abortions at 20 weeks gestation or later.