DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb 28, 2001 ( – Abortion statistics reported in Ireland demonstrate the dismal failure of a 1995 abortion related law supposedly aimed at reducing abortions. The statistics showed that there were 4,921 Irish women reported traveling abroad to abort their babies in by September 2000, compared to 3,444 for the same period in 1999. The Pro-Life Campaign blamed the results on liberal legislation enacted in 1995 known as the Abortion Information Act.

“The Act which made it legal to provide the names and addresses of abortion clinics and for clinics to advertise in Irish newspapers has singularly failed in the then government’s stated intention of reducing abortions,” said a spokesperson for the pro-life group. 1999 saw the largest number of Irish babies – 6,226 – aborted, but a new high will be set if the current trend continues.

For more see the Irish Independent at:  41&ca=9&si=372773&issue_id=3992

(with files from Pro-Life E-News)


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