Total of 6,666 unborn babies killed in Ireland in 2019 after legalized abortion

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 1st, 2020 2:41 pm

Last Updated Jul 3rd, 2020 at 7:20 am

A total of 6,666 unborn babies were killed in Ireland in 2019 following the legalization of abortion, according to the Irish government's data.

The country's Department of Health reported that 6,542 of those abortions were carried out on early pregnancies. The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 defines "early" as "the pregnancy concerned has not exceeded 12 weeks of pregnancy."

Approximately 24 abortions were due to a proper risk to life or health of the mother, while the remaining 100 babies were killed because abortion doctors determined "a condition that is likely to lead to the death of the fetus within 28 days of birth."

🔦 Prior to a referendum in May 2018 that legalized abortion, Irish law acknowledged "the right to life of the unborn."


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