Abortion in India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia According to the Consortium on National Consensus for Medical Abortion in India, every year an average of about 11 million abortions take place annually and around 20,000 women die every year due to abortion related complications. Most abortion-related maternal deaths are attributable to illegal abortions. In the following table Number of abortions reported includes legal reported induced abortions. Between 1971 and 2013, approximately 11*(2013-1971)=462 million abortions took place in India, and 20000*(2013-1971)=840000 women died from abortion in India. Why is that?