Abortion figures are now 'out of control', according to the Life Institute, as new data released for the first six months of the year suggests that up to 10,000 terminations may take place in 2023 if the trend continues.
The Life Institute has said that enacting changes to further liberalise Ireland's abortion law would be a '"grotesque betrayal of promises made to voters" and that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs now "need to prove to voters that they didn't give false assurances in the abortion referendum."
A new billboard campaign from Life Institute is urging that the 3-day waiting period before undergoing an abortion be retained, and the group says data suggests that scrapping the period for reflection may bring another sharp rise in the abortion rate.
The Life Institute has said that it believes a great deal of malice and a desire to punish pro-life activists is the primary motivation behind moves to criminalise peaceful and prayerful vigils at abortion centres.
The Life Institute will hold a press event at Dáil Éireann tomorrow, Thursday 14th October, at 11 am to present the national pro-life billboard campaign which is central to a #RethinkAbortion initiative gathering pace ahead of the 3-year abortion review promised by Minister Stephen Donnelly.
According to a RTE report, after just four months of legalised abortion, campaigners are already calling to have the 12-week limit pushed back - and the three-day waiting period scrapped. They estimate at least 10,000 Irish abortions every year under the new law.