Sunday 19 November 2017

Abortion article is very misleading

IN his article, "Any vote for Labour is a vote for abortion" (Irish Independent, February 11), David Quinn quotes the World Health Organisation as saying that Ireland is the safest place to have a baby.

This is completely misleading as it does not take into account the number of women who must go abroad for abortions, which is an important factor in accounting for mortality rates during childbirth.

The report also states that: "The first step for avoiding maternal deaths is to ensure that women have access to family planning and safe abortion. This will reduce unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions."

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