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What will happen to Ireland's abortion rate after repeal?

Flaherty, Eoin (2018) What will happen to Ireland's abortion rate after repeal? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Aug 2018). Website.

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In May, Irish voters backed a proposal to amend a constitutional provision which placed a ban on abortion in most cases. But what impact is the referendum result likely to have on the Irish abortion rate in the coming years? Eoin Flaherty explains that the circumstances which drive marriage, divorce, and abortion rates are complex and are not susceptible to short-term changes in social policy. As such, it is too simplistic to assume that a change in the law will necessarily result in a direct increase in the number of abortions being carried out.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 10:04
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:15

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