A new study has found that 70% of unintended pregnancies end in abortion in countries where it is broadly legal, while in countries where abortion is restricted, this happens only in 50% of the cases.
To spit in the face of another human being is a visible sign of contempt. Anyone witnessing such an act unquestionably knows there are no gray lines of ambiguity concerning the meaning of such an act. Even those witnessing it are impacted because the act is so vile.
I met Dr. Robert Walley for the first time in Rome in 2001, at the very first conference organized by Matercare International at the Instituto Maria Sanctissima Bambina. Professor Michał Troszyński, my supervisor from the National Research Institute of Mother and Child in Warsaw, where I was working at that time, was invited by Dr. Walley, and asked me to accompany him.
According to the Irish Department of Health, 6,666 abortions were perfomed in the Republic at Irish taxpayers’ expense, including 67 from Northern Ireland, 15 residents from other countries and 525 for whom no Irish county or foreign country is known.
Last week, the Department of Health published their annual report in accordance with section 20 of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 detailing the number of legal abortions carried out in Ireland in 2019.