FIGURES RISE: Spain now has the third highest number of abortions in Europe

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FIGURES: Statistics show more than 2 million abortions were carried out in Spain before 2015. Photo: Shutterstock


THE number of abortion carried out in Spain has risen for the first time in five years.

An official report showed 4,000 more pregnancies were terminated in 2017 than the year before, resulting in 10.5 abortion per 1,000 women.

The 2017 figure is still lower than the 2010 number of 11.71 terminations per 1,000 women.  That was the same year Spain’s government relaxed abortion laws, legalising them for girls as young as 16 with parental consent.  Spain now has the third highest number of abortions in Europe, after France and the United Kingdom.

The pro-life Family Policy Institute of Spain claims official statistics show more than 2 million abortions were carried out in Spain before 2015.

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  1. […] After five consecutive years of a downturn in the number of abortions in Spain, 94,123 abortions were carried out in 2017, 992 more than the 93,131 performed in 2016. According to data made public this Thursday by the Spanish Ministry for Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare, this corresponds to a 1% increase 2. In the last year, there were 10.51 abortions per thousand women, still far from the 12.47 per thousand women of 2011, when 118,611 abortions were recorded, the highest figure in the last ten years (read HERE). […]

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