Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (371)

Ruth Coppinger

Question:

371. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Health the number of termination of pregnancies here in the first quarter of 2019. [16271/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under section 20 of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018, a notification of each termination of pregnancy carried out under the legislation must be notified to the Minister for Health within 28 days of it being carried out. 

The Minister must prepare a report on the notifications received in a given year not later than 30 June the following year, and lay it before the Houses of the Oireachtas. This report may then be published.

Therefore, no information on notifications received under the Act will be released until after the annual report for 2019 has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on or before 30 June 2020.