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250 Abortions Carried Out In The Midlands Last Year

The Department of Health has released the latest figures.

250 abortions were carried out in the midlands last year.

According to new figures from the Department of Health, 104 terminations took place in Westmeath in 2019, 79 in Laois, and 67 in Offaly.

In total, 6,666 terminations were carried out, after being made legal in Ireland.

Cathie Shiels, co-convener of the Abortion Rights Campaign, says it's important to remember there is a woman behind each of the statistics:

During the same period, 375 women also travelled to the UK to access abortion services.

Colm O'Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International, says serious gaps in the abortion legislation are forcing some women abroad:

Aontú leader and Meath-West TD Peadar Tóibín says it's a shocking number: 

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