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Keep the 3-day Wait before abortion

IN 2018, voters were told by both Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney - and others in  the Yes campaign -  that abortion would only be legal under "strict guidelines" including a 3 day period of reflection for a woman seeking abortion.

But, now abortion campaigners want to SCRAP the 3-day wait, even though data suggests it saves up to 1,000 babies every year. Women need that time to think - and they need YOU to speak up so that they have time to choose life over abortion. 

Read more below and then CALL YOUR TD TODAY (click here for information)   to demand that the 3-day wait is retained - and that we help women choose life for their baby. 

   

       

A PROMISE

You see, like many people, you may be shocked at the huge rise in abortion in Ireland. There were 6,666 abortions in the first year alone - and more than 21,000 have taken place in just over three years according to Minister Mary Butler. 

But according to figures released by the HSE, about 1,000 women change their mind on average during the 3-day reflection period, and don't return to take the abortion pills. 

So scrapping the 3-day wait would PREVENT women choosing life - and make the abortion rate rise further. 

In 2018, Tánaiste Simon Coveney promised voters that abortion would only be legal under "strict guidelines" including a 3 day period of reflection for a woman seeking abortion. 

In fact, he and other Yes leaders, like Leo Varadkar, used the promise of the 3-day wait to convince people to support repeal. 

Don't let them break that promise. Call your TD TODAY.  

    

SAVE 1,000 LIVES

When a woman goes to a GP or a clinic seeking an abortion, the doctor is obliged under law to ask her to take 3 days to think about the decision. 

In 2018, Simon Coveney said that he would not have supported a Yes vote without the 3-day wait because the time for reflection showed "the magnitude of the decision to terminate a pregnancy". 

Since then, information released to Carol Nolan TD  shows that up to 1,000 women every year change their mind in those 3-days. Women need that time to think.

According to the HSE,  there were 8,057 initial consultations for Termination of Pregnancy services in 2020. In that year, the Department also confirmed that 6,577 abortions were carried out. That suggests that more than 1,400 women appear to have changed their mind and did not go ahead with an abortion during the 3-day period. 

That means that 18.4% – or almost one in 5 women – did not proceed with an abortion after the initial consultation. 

Similarly, in 2019, some 7,536 initial consultations were provided while 6,666 abortions took place, suggesting that some 870 women or 11.5% changed their mind during the 3 day waiting period.

Medical experts say that "this data offers a hugely important insight that must not be ignored. There are very few Irish people, whether healthcare professionals or otherwise, who would welcome an increase in the number of abortions taking place. If women are finding support for an unexpected pregnancy during the 3-day wait, then that should be welcomed."

  
But now abortion campaigners want to SCRAP the 3 day wait. Why would we scrap a law that might HELP women keep their baby?
  
CALL YOUR  TD TODAY and tell them that they must keep the 3-day wait. No-one wants 1,000 more abortions.

     


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November, 16, 2022

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Contact your TD to keep the 3 day reflection period