Irish Voters Support Abortion Under Certain Circumstances, Opinion Poll Says
May 23, 2007
Almost two-thirds of Irish voters favor abortion in cases where the fetus would not survive outside of the womb, according to an Irish opinion poll. Ireland currently has one of the strictest abortion bans in Europe. Over 6,000 Irish women travel to Britain every year to terminate their pregnancies.
Ireland’s abortion law has received international media attention over the last month due to the High Court of Dublin’s decision that allowed a 17-year-old girl in the care of the Health Service Executive – whose fetus had a fatal brain condition – to leave the country to obtain abortion care.