63 women who gave a Donegal address had abortions in England and Wales last year

Women from the island of Ireland accounted for 83% of legal abortions provided to non-residents

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63 women who gave a Donegal address had abortions in England and Wales last year


Sixty-three women who gave a Donegal address had abortions in England and Wales last year, according to figures from the UK Department of Health.
A total of 3,265 women gave a Republic of Ireland addresses, accounting for 68% of legal abortions provided to non-residents of the UK in 2016. Women from the island of Ireland accounted for 83% of legal abortions provided to non-residents while 724 gave addresses in Northern Ireland.
The number of abortions to non-residents has fallen each year since 2003, when the figure was 9,078.
The 2016 number is the lowest in any year since 1969.