New CSO data proves Ireland, without abortion far safer for pregnant women
1st June 2012
The Central Statistics Office has just released its Report on Vital Statistics for 2009.
Amongst other things the report deals with the level of maternal deaths in Ireland and how the rate here compares with the UK.
For the latest available year (2009), Ireland’s maternal mortality rate is less than half that of England and Wales and half that of Scotland.
Pro-choice advocates often argue that abortion is necessary to safeguard women's lives. However, England and Wales has one of the most liberal abortion regimes in the world and the maternal mortality rate there is more than twice that of women in Ireland.
The figures once again prove the fact that Ireland, without abortion remains one of the safest countries in the world for women in pregnancy. Let's keep it that way.
View CSO Report on Vital Statistics here
Download Maternal Mortality Statistics for years prior to 2009 from our Statistics Library