HC Deb 13 March 1989 vol 149 c65W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total number of abortions performed to save the life of the mother in Basildon health authority area from April 1968 to the latest available date; and what percentage this represents of all abortions performed.

Mr. Freeman

There were no abortions performed under ground 5 of the Abortion Act 1967, which permits an abortion in emergency to save the life of the pregnant woman, upon women usually resident in Basildon and Thurrock district health authority or its equivalent areas prior to 1982 between 1968 and 31 December 1987.

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