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Scottish registered abortion numbers fall again

1 May 2014

The abortion rate has been on a downwards trend in Scotland since 2008

The annual rate of registered abortions in Scotland has fallen again, reports the Scotsman.

According to the newspaper, "A total of 11,777 terminations were carried out in 2013, representing a rate of 11.2 per 1,000 women aged 15-44, official health statistics show.

"It is the lowest abortion rate since 2002, when the rate was 11.1, and continues the downward trend since 2008, when abortion rates peaked at 13.3. In 2012, the rate stood at 11.9." [Scotsman, 27 May]

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