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Question On Notice No. 2075 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 April 2019 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
Question

How many abortions using the RU486 drug were administered in the calendar year 2018?

Answered on 4 June 2019

I am advised:

A total of 2,125 abortions used Mifepristone (RU486) in the calendar year 2018.

Source: Abortion Notification System extracted 10 April 2019

Mifepristone is not a specified method described on Form 1, the “Notification by Medical Practitioner of Induced Abortion”. Induced abortions comprise this total if Mifepristone was described in the notification in text for “Other” method of abortion.