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Health > Births and maternity > Abortion Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & United States

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STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Legal abortions total 202,402
Ranked 2nd.
825,564
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Legal abortions total per thousand people 3.23
Ranked 14th. 19% more than United States
2.71
Ranked 27th.

When abortion is legal > Economic or social reasons Legal Legal
When abortion is legal > Foetal impairment Legal Legal
When abortion is legal > On request Illegal Legal
When abortion is legal > Rape or incest Illegal Legal
When abortion is legal > To preserve mental health Legal Legal
When abortion is legal > To preserve physical health Legal Legal
When abortion is legal > To save the woman's life Legal Legal

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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