The HSE confirmed that over €3 million was paid out to General Practitioners in 2020 for providing abortion, in response to a question from Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan.
Meanwhile, just over €17,000 was spent on post-abortion care for women.
Commenting on the answer she received from the HSE, Deputy Nolan said the response makes it clear that post-abortion care “is now a necessity for many women in Ireland”.
“Tragically however, this remains an aspect of the abortion debate that is woefully under-scrutinised and unacknowledged,” Ms Nolan said in a statement.
“Indeed, instead of putting in place life-affirming options it seems that this Government and the HSE is content to continue paying lip-service to the idea of actually reducing the abortion rate and preventing women from going through this horrendous experience in the first place.”