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Irish abortion rate dropping

Catholic World News - June 19, 2014

Despite broader legal access to abortion in Ireland, the rate of abortion among Irish women dropped by 7% last year, and has plummeted by 66% since reaching an all-time high in 2001.

Writing in the Irish Catholic, columnist David Quinn welcomes the statistical news, even as he admits that the causes are not easy to discern. One fact that is quite clear, Quinn observes, is that “the overwhelming majority of women who have abortions are unmarried.” Consequently, pro-life strategy should include unwavering support for marriage.

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