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Legal Abortions in Selected Countries

Country 1985 1990 1995 2000 2003 2004
Bulgaria 132,041 144,644 97,023 61,378 48,035
Canada 60,956 71,092 70,549 105,427 103,768
Cuba 138,671 147,530 83,963 76,293 65,628 67,277
Finland 13,832 12,232 9,884 10,930 10,709 11,091
France 173,335 161,129
Germany1 145,267 97,937 134,609 128,030 129,650
Greece 180 1,216
Hungary 81,970 90,394 76,957 59,249 53,789 52,539
Iceland 705 714 807 987 951
India 583,704 596,345
Israel 18,406 15,509 18,689 19,671 19,712
Italy 210,192 161,285 134,137 124,118
Japan 550,127 456,797 343,024 341,146 319,831 301,673
New Zealand 7,130 11,173 16,103 18,511
Norway 14,599 15,551 13,672 14,635 13,888 14,071
Poland 135,564 59,417 559 138 174 199
Russia 4,103,425 2,766,362 1,797,5672 1,797,567
Sweden 30,838 37,489 30,980 34,473 34,454
United Kingdom 180,983 184,092 167,297 197366
United States 1,588,600 1,429,577 1,210,883 1,328,000 1,287,000
1. Figures for Germany represent those available after the unification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic in Oct. 1990.
Source: United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 2004.

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