Abortion Rights Blog

The national pro-choice campaign

How many abortions are there in Britain?

Currently in England and Wales about 180,000 abortions are carried out a year. About 10,000 of these are for women coming from other parts of the world where abortion is not legal or is difficult to obtain – particularly particularly Ireland. About 10,000 are carried out in Scotland.

The abortion statistics are collected on behalf of the government and published by the National Statistics Office annually here.