Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (522)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

522. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Health the number of abortions that have taken place to date under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14818/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act provides that I, as the Minister for Health, must publish a report covering the operation of the Act in the preceding year by 30th June each year and lay it before the Houses of the Oireachtas. As the Act was commenced on 1st January 2014, the first annual report covering its operation will be published in June 2015.