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"We are satisfied that the legislation in working in the way it was intended to," he said. "I know the figure of 26 may seem high but bear in mind it is three on the grounds of suicide and 23 on the grounds of physical illness where there is a threat to the life of the mother.

"If you read back on the evidence given by obstetricians to the Joint Oireachtas committee, the figures they used were in the region of 20 or 30 cases a year where a termination is necessary to protect the life of the mother."
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Mr Varadkar said this was a personal and private matter for the women concerned and her doctors. He said it was not for politicians or other third parties to be investigating or getting involved in.

On this, it is for the people of Ireland to agree promptly and affirmatively, some day.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 03:04:39 PM EST
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