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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 111 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2017 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

How many abortions were approved at 20 weeks gestation or later with the justification for the abortion given as "Trisomy 21" between 1 July 1999 and 31 December 2016?
Answered on 12 September 2017

I am advised that:

A Panel appointed by the Minister for Health considers applications for induced abortions at 20 weeks gestation or more. Due to changes in documentation processes implemented in 2014, information is only available for cases in 2015 and 2016.

The Panel did not approve any post 20 week abortions for Trisomy 21 for the calendar years of 2015 and 2016.