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Over 130 local women accessed pregnancy termination services last year

Jun 29, 2021 12:06 By Shannonside News
Over 130 local women accessed pregnancy termination services last year Over 130 local women accessed pregnancy termination services last year
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The numbers recorded for 2020 are slightly down on figures for 2019

6,577 abortions were carried out in Ireland last year, according to new figures from the Department of Health.

This is 89 fewer than 2019 - the first year women could legally access the service in the Republic. Around 36 per cent of women said they were living in Dublin at the time of their procedure, with almost 10 per cent residing in Cork.

Locally, 52 women with addresses in Longford received a termination last year, with 53 women from Roscommon, and 28 from Leitrim terminating their pregnancies.

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The Department of Health was notified of 709 terminations in January - the most of any month in 2020.

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