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  January 2019  
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Irish Abortion Rates Fall for 6th Straight Year

DUBLIN, Ireland, AUG. 30 (Zenit.org).- According to new statistics, the number of Irish women seeking abortions in Britain has fallen by almost 25% in the last six years.

The U.K. Department of Health released figures revealing the number of women allegedly giving Irish addresses in British abortion clinics had decreased by 540 between 2005 and 2006, the Irish Catholic reported.

The abortion rate, that is the number of abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15-44 in the population, is also down from 7.5% per 1,000 women in 2001 to 5.2% in 2006.

Ruth Cullen of the Pro-Life Campaign (PLC) said that the numbers indicate that "the tide is moving in the right direction and that a trend toward abortion is not inevitable."

She explained that "while any reduction in the abortion rate is good news, nonetheless the figures remain extremely high and leave no room for complacency."

Regarding claims that women are traveling elsewhere, John Smyth of the PLC said that "figures from the Netherlands clearly show that the number of foreign women seeking abortions there is in sharp decline," thus undermining "any claim that the fall in British figures means that women are traveling to the Netherlands or other European jurisdictions."