Dublin, Ireland, Nov 12, 2021 / 16:27 pm
About 1,500 Irish women in 2020 decided not to go through with an abortion after seeking an initial consultation. Critics of abortion say it’s a sign that these women need support and that the existing three-day waiting period should be preserved.
“My primary concern here is to ensure that women and babies are protected and supported,” said Carol Nolan, an independent Deputy to the Dáil from Laois-Offaly, who had sought the information in a parliamentary question.
Nolan accused both the current Minister for Health, Fianna Fáil member Stephen Donnelly, and his predecessor, of having “a kind of cold-shoulder attitude toward those who seek to place the emphasis on the need to reduce abortions rather than promote them.”
“That is not acceptable, and I will continue to fight against it. We can and must do better for women and their babies,” she said.