According to a report released by the British Pregnancy Service (BPAS), 2,460 Irish women a year travel to England for abortions – or twenty women a week. This year, already 1012 women have traveled to England for the procedure.
Ann Furedi, the BPAS spokesperson, commented, “There is no denying that Irish women have abortions. Laws and constitutional bans do not prevent it. They simply cause women the distress of having to travel, of having to raise difficult sums of money and sometimes having to conceal their actions.”