The IFP (Institute for Family Policies) drew up a report on abortion in the European Union. In 2007, 1,200,000 abortions were recorded in Europe, the equivalent of an abortion every 25 seconds.
Over the past ten years, 13 million abortions have been carried out in Europe. According to the IFP, this is one of the main causes of population decline in Europe. Spain recorded the highest increase of 126% in ten years. In Germany and Italy, however, the number of abortions has fallen.