AQW 30686/17-22

Ms Clare Bailey
Green Party
South Belfast

Tabled Date: 08/03/2022
Answered On Date: 11/03/2022
Priority Written: Yes

To ask the Minister of Health how many abortions have been performed since the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 commenced on 31 March 2020, until 31 January 2022.

The Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No.2) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”) came into force on 31 March 2020, legalising abortion in Northern Ireland. The Regulations require a notice of each termination to be sent to the Chief Medical Officer.
Between that date and 31 January 2022, a total of 2,794 notifications of termination were submitted to the Chief Medical Officer.