Pro-life report claims 8th Amendment has saved 100,000 lives

Pro-life report claims 8th Amendment has saved 100,000 lives
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The pro-life campaign has launched a report today to celebrate the lives that the 8th Amendment has saved.

The report claims 100,000 lives have been saved as a result of Ireland's ban on abortion.

It claims it is impossible to arrive at a precise figure, but it compares Ireland with other countries which have abortion, such as England, Wales, Spain, Portugal and Belgium.

The report examines figures from 1994 and the group says a "conservative approach" was adopted at every stage.

In the report, it is claimed that there were 108,000 abortions on Irish women in England and Wales between 1994 and 2014.

Based on that number, the group claims 196,000 Irish citizens would not have been born if Ireland had the same abortion rate as England and Wales from 1994 to 2014.

Similarly, it claims if Ireland had the same abortion rate as Spain, 121,000 Irish citizens would not have been born.

The group also claims if Ireland had the same abortion rate as Belgium, 75,000 Irish citizens would not have been born.

While based on the same abortion rate as Portugal, it claims 58,000 Irish citizens would not have been born.


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