Harney: Abortion referendum not on cards

Health Minister Mary Harney is ruling out another referendum on abortion.

Mary Harney made the comments today at the launch of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency's annual report for 2009, which revealed that the number of women giving Irish addresses at UK abortion clinics dropped by a third between 2001 and 2009 to almost 4,500.

The annual report also found that increasing numbers of women - aged 35 and over - are presenting with a crisis pregnancy.

Minister Harney said she can't see another abortion referendum happening for some time yet.a

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