Over 90 adverse incidents arise from Irish abortion law

Over 90 adverse incidents arise from Irish abortion law Minister Stephen Donnelly

The State Claims Agency received reports on 94 incidents related to adverse effects of Ireland’s abortion legislation since it came into effect in 2019.
The information came to light following a Parliamentary Question from Independent TD Carol Nolan to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, according to the Pro Life Campaign (PLC).
Eilís Mulroy of the PLC said the information “demonstrates the numerous risks associated with abortion in Ireland”.
The details of the claims has yet to be revealed, Ms Mulroy said in a statement November 3, but “the evidence suggests that adverse effects from abortion are happening and are being dealt with quietly behind closed doors”.
“It is more important than ever to sound the alarm on the existence of dangerous side-effects of abortion,” Ms Mulroy continued.

Obligation

She said the Minister for Health has an obligation “to disclose the precise details of the adverse events that have occurred in the interests of transparency and ensuring proper oversight of the new abortion law.
“The Government’s Three-Year Review must take an objective look at these events and the other issues that have come to light since the law was introduced”, Ms. Mulroy concluded.
The State Claims Agency hosts the National Incident Management System, which is the principal source of national data for the Irish public health service.
Under The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018, 6,666 abortions were carried out in 2019, with a further 6,577 in 2020.

The Act provides for an independent review of the legislation three years after its implementation. The Government has not announced when the review will be conducted or the report released.