☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1861: abortion is a criminal offence (Offences Against the Person Act, Sections 58 and 59)
1983: Inscription of article 40.3.3 in Irish Constitution
1992: Constitutional Amendment: no limit to have information or travel for the purpose of having abortion
1995: Regulation on information Act (services outside the state for termination of pregnancies) legislationAbort-Report: Abortion conditions in Ireland

Additional data show


☷   PRACTICAL CONDITIONS

No legislation exists for medical abortion conditions.

Additional data show


☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Women either travel to Great Britain for an abortion or order medical abortion via Internet. In Great Britain, 3,265 women from the Republic of Ireland had an abortion in 2016.

Additional datashow


☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

Not applicable for Ireland

Additional data show


☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Missing data for fertility rates in Ireland

Additional data show


☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Abortion is a criminal offence, only performed to save a woman’s life.

Additional data show


Abort-Report: Sources (data overall) Iceland


We thank Dr. Sharon CAMERON for her help in data collection.
If you have additional data or if you would like to comment some information, please contact info@exelgyn.com.