Abortion law discriminates against women with mental illness
Published 22/07/2014 | 02:30
UP to 20pc of women in Ireland will suffer from a depressive disorder before, during or after their pregnancy.
Between one and two women per 1,000 will develop a puerperal psychosis, a serious mental health condition that without immediate treatment can lead to suicide and/or homicide.
Research has also shown that 3.8pc of women report some suicidal ideation in pregnancy.