AUCKLAND, NZ, Aug 1, 2001 ( – New Zealand’s Abortion Supervisory Committee reported yesterday that 16,103 abortions were performed last year – an increase of 602 from 1999. The report notes that the number of women having repeat abortions – using abortion as a form of both control – is very high. Almost 300 women recorded their fourth termination and 78 women went ahead with their fifth, said the report.

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