99,948 unborn children aborted in Germany last year
The large majority of women who terminated their pregnancy were between 18 and 34 years old. Only 4% of abortions were due to medical or criminal reasons.
BERLIN · 26 MARCH 2021 · 12:10 CET
A total of 99,948 unborn babies were aborted in Germany in 2020.
The figure has been made public on 24 March by the Federal Agency for Statistics. The barrier of the one hundred thousand abortions had been surpassed in the years before. In 2019, 100,893 pregnancies were terminated, 100,896 in 2018, and 101,209 in 2017. Only in 2016, the number of abortions was lower: 98,721.
The large majority of women who decided to terminate their pregnancy (71%) was between 18 and 34 years old, 19% were between 35 and 39, and 8% were 40 or older. Minors who aborted represented 3%.
Only 4 in 100 abortions were due to medical or criminal reasons, and 81% of the terminations were practiced in gynaecologic practices.
Germany celebrates a yearly “March for Life” in Berlin. Last year, pro-life supporters gathered under the motto: “We love life!” calling for “a humane constitutional state can only exist with human dignity”, a dignity that “every human being has unconditionally from his existence to his death”.
Just days before the 2020 figures were published, another pro-life demonstration was held in München. Over 500 people joined for the first gathering of this kind in the Southern German city in a long time. They did so respecting the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing.