Erfurt (dpa/th) - The number of abortions in Thuringia increased at an above-average rate in the second calendar quarter. According to a statement on Tuesday, the State Statistical Office registered 775 abortions in April, May and June - 15.7 percent more than in the same period last year. Throughout Germany, there was also an increase in abortions in the same period, but at 11.5 percent it was not as high as in Thuringia.
In 2021 as a whole, the number of abortions in the Free State fell by almost six percent, and fewer abortions were recorded across Germany last year than a year earlier. The statisticians did not provide any information on the causes of the current increase.