Written Question on Abortion: Foreign Nationals

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Date Title Questioner
14 Feb 2019, 12:09 p.m. Abortion: Foreign Nationals Sir Edward Leigh


To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing free abortions on the NHS for citizens from (a) other EU countries and (b) non-EU countries under reciprocal healthcare arrangements in each of the last five years.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

Abortions provided to women from other European Union countries and non-EU countries are funded privately. The European Health Insurance Card cannot be used for an abortion, unless it is an urgent matter which cannot wait until the person can return home.

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