104 abortions carried out in Westmeath last year

One hundred and four abortions were carried out in Westmeath last year, according to newly released statistics from the Department of Health.

In total, 6666 terminations were carried in the state in 2019. The largest number of abortions were carried out in Dublin (2493), according to the woman's address; followed by Cork (606) and Kildare (295), while the lowest number was carried out in Leitrim (27)

Over 98 percent (6542) of the abortions took place within the first six weeks, 100 were carried out because there was what the report describes as a “condition likely to lead to death of foetus”. A total of 21 were carried out due to a risk to life or health of the mother and three were performed due to the risk to life or health in an emergency.

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