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Question On Notice No. 308 asked in the Legislative Council on 23 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
Question


I refer to the cases of infants who show signs of life after an abortion procedure, and I ask for the period 20 May 1998 to 31 December 2016:

(a) how many of these cases were induced abortions assigned the code for gestation range 20-25 weeks;
(b) how many of these cases were induced abortions assigned the code for gestation range 26-33 weeks; and
(c) how many of these cases were induced abortions at 26 weeks' gestation or later?
Answered on 11 October 2017

I am advised that:

As at 24 August 2017, between 1 July 1999 and 31 December 2016:

(a) There were 15 induced abortions assigned the code for gestation range 20-25 weeks.

(b) The answer to this question has been suppressed for patient confidentiality; provision of this figure would reveal a number less than 5 for 34 weeks’ gestation or later.

(c) There were 6 induced abortions at 26 weeks’ gestation or later.