Are women’s lives protected without abortion?

YES!

  • Abortion is not necessary to save a woman’s life. Women will always be treated if  life-threatening condition arises in pregnancy, even if that means the life of the baby is lost. Treatment for conditions arising in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia or sepsis, are NOT abortions, even if the life of the baby is lost, as the intention is not to harm the baby.
  • Doctors say that no Irish woman has ever been denied life-saving medical treatments any condition arising in pregnancy because of our law on abortion. Abortion is not Good healthcare saves lives – the purpose of abortion is to end a life.
  • More than 1000 doctors have now signed the Dublin Declaration which states that abortion is not needed to save the life of a woman.

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