A record of over 10,000 abortions in Ireland in 2023, new figures suggest

By Right to Life UK The Republic of Ireland experienced the highest number of abortions since abortion was made legal in the country, with the latest figures suggesting there were over 10,000 abortions in 2023. The figures were released by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to Independent TD [Member of Parliament] Carol Nolan and showed …

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‘Aborting our future’: 10,000 abortions in 2023, new figures suggest

By Maria Maynes Editor’s note. A TD is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament. New figures released to Independent TD Carol Nolan have suggested that there were up to 10,000 abortions in Ireland last year, an almost 23 percent increase on the number performed in 2022. Carol Nolan TD told Gript  that the numbers …

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Irish government spends tens of millions promoting abortion… and zero toward alternatives

By Right to Life UK The Irish Government has spent €46 million [more than $50M USD] on the provision of abortion since it was made legal in Ireland “and not a single cent on promoting alternatives to abortion”, according to research by the Pro Life Campaign (PLC) in Ireland. Based on responses to a series of …

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Irish Gov. spends €46m on abortion provision and nothing on promoting abortion alternatives

By Right to Life UK The Irish Government has spent €46 million [almost $50 million in U.S. dollars] on the provision of abortion since it was made legal in Ireland “and not a single cent on promoting alternatives to abortion,” according to research by the Pro Life Campaign (PLC) in Ireland. Based on responses to a …

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Over 2,600 women in Ireland had their babies instead of abortion after three-day waiting period

By Right to Life UK Over 2,600 women in Ireland did not proceed with an abortion after an initial abortion appointment and a mandatory three-day waiting period in 2022. In response to a parliamentary question from Carol Nolan TD regarding the total number of women who had had an initial abortion consultation in 2022, the Health Service …

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Alarming rise in abortions indicated by payments to doctors in first half of 2023

By Pro-Life Campaign HSE reply to Deputy Carol Nolan TD [Teachta Dála] indicates another alarming increase in abortions (Pro-Life Campaign) According to the latest reply from the HSE [Irish Health Service] to a Parliamentary Question about expenditure on abortions, the cost of payment claims from abortion performing doctors for the first six months of 2023 …

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Ireland abortions highest on record for 2022, one abortion for every seven live births

By Right to Life UK Ireland has seen its highest number of abortions on record for 2022, with one abortion for every seven babies born. On June 22, the Department of Health in Ireland released its abortion statistics for 2022, which revealed there had been 8,156 abortions. This is the highest number of abortions since abortion was …

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Irish abortion review recommends doctors be immune from prosecution for abortion up to birth

By Right to Life UK A review into the abortion law in Ireland, undertaken by academics, many of whom have a history of abortion campaigning, has recommended that doctors be able to perform abortions up to birth without the threat of prosecution and that the three-day waiting period before an abortion be removed. A report …

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Irish Government spent almost €1 million promoting abortion-referral service

By Right to Life UK The state-run health service in the Republic of Ireland has been spending taxpayer money on advertising its abortion referral service and paying Google to ensure that its own abortion-referral services outperform other pro-life pregnancy services that focus on offering alternatives to abortion. In recent replies to Parliamentary Questions reported by …

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Irish abortion provider calls for abortion up to birth

By Right to Life UK A major abortion provider has said that abortion should be available up to birth in Ireland ahead of a review of the Irish abortion law. Niall Behan, chief executive of the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA), a major abortion provider in Ireland, said that the current 12-week limit for abortion is “rigid” …

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Savita’s memory continues to fuel abortion debate in Ireland

By Michael Cook This week marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar in University Hospital Galway. That tragic event led to protests and eventually to a referendum in 2018 which removed a pro-life amendment to the Irish constitution The young dentist, 17 weeks pregnant, had asked for an abortion but the hospital …

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Irish pro-abortion activist: “Abortion was unspeakable”

Ireland legalized abortion. But as recently as 2015, a pro-abortion feminist wrote: In Ireland, the very word “abortion” is unspeakable, shunned as too shocking, shameful, stark – and true. Not only is abortion exiled so that it doesn’t happen here, hic et nunc [here and now], and our hands clean, our consciences clear; it has …

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