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Abortion debate off on wrong foot

Published 22/12/2010 | 05:00

As usual, when the issue of abortion in Ireland is in the news, the scaremongering starts.

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Dr Richard Gavin (Letters, December 21) contrasts the current documented abortion rate of Irish citizens with that in the UK. But why this comparison?

Why not a comparison with the rates in the Netherlands (a country commonly seen as "liberal") or Austria (also a predominantly Catholic country)? Are they too low for Dr Gavin's purpose?

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