Thursday 21 June 2018

Restrictions don't reduce abortion rate

'As George Mitchell said, “we have come a long way to get to this point”, so let’s keep it going for the youth of Ireland
'As George Mitchell said, “we have come a long way to get to this point”, so let’s keep it going for the youth of Ireland".'
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - Restrictions to abortion do not reduce the rate of abortions. In other words, the Eighth Amendment has not saved any lives. The recent 'Abortion Worldwide 2017' study shows that abortion occurs as frequently in the two most restrictive regimes as the two least restrictive regimes.

If a woman is in need of an abortion, she will find a way whether that is travelling abroad or obtaining abortion pills without any medical supervision.

By repealing the Eighth Amendment we can ensure that women who need abortions will be able to access them without risks to their health and undue financial burdens.

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