After the Professional-Life Act was repealed, 6,666 abortions had been carried out in Eire final 12 months
A total of 6,666 abortions were carried out in Ireland in the first year after the country's eighth change in life was lifted, according to official figures released on Tuesday.
In its first annual report since liberalization of abortion laws, the Irish Department of Health announced on June 30 that 6,542 of the abortions carried out in 2019 occurred during "early pregnancy".
Another 100 were performed for a “condition that is likely to lead to fetal death”, 21 for a “risk to life or health” and three for a “risk to life or health in an emergency”.
Maeve O & # 39; Hanlon, spokeswoman for the Pro Life campaign, said: "Those who take a stance on the latest figures:" There is nothing to see here, everything is fine and going according to plan ", they play through the recent introduction of abortion here, as can be seen from today's numbers. "
“If you add today's 6,666 abortions to the 375 abortions of women from Ireland who traveled to England in the same period, the total is 7,041. This corresponds to a value of 2,879 for the full year 2018. "
She continued: "It is the first time in 18 years that the number of abortions has increased and the first in our history that thousands of innocent unborn babies have ended their lives with the full support of Irish law."
"Sure, we can take our eyes off the truth of what is now being sanctioned by continuing to add words like" election "to it, but that doesn't change the profound injustice of what the new law allows."
Irish citizens voted in a referendum on May 25, 2018 to repeal the country's pro-life laws, with 66.4% in favor and 33.6% opposed.
The Irish constitution, which previously recognized the right to life of the unborn child, has been changed so that "the termination of pregnancy can be legally provided".
The Health Act (Ordinance on Termination of Pregnancy) 2018 was incorporated into the law on December 20, 2018.
According to the Department of Health report, the highest monthly abortion number was in January 2019, when 625 layoffs were carried out.
Maeve O’Hanlon of the Pro Life campaign argued that lifting the eighth change had changed the role of Irish GPs.
“General practitioners receive 450 euros from the state for each abortion they perform, more than twice what they would normally receive to care for a mother and baby during pregnancy. This is the shocking reality of what is now allowed in Ireland, all in the name of progress, ”she said.
"The hallmark of a truly progressive society is one that treats every human life as" someone "with an inherent value and not as" something "without value that can be disregarded as someone else's choice."
She continued, “The public has had to endure years of cleverly choreographed abortion campaigns led by some of our top politicians. Today we see the terrible results of what they have done. Today, reality has caught up with the lie that lifting Ireland would make it a friendlier, gentler, and more compassionate country. "
"The state-sponsored choreography of abortion must end immediately and give way to an open and honest debate in which the voices of those who regret their abortions and others have the opportunity and space to be heard."
Ireland's Pro-Lifers will take part in a virtual rally for life from 1st to 5th July.