Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (562)

Catherine Martin


562. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health the number of medical and surgical abortions that have been provided by the HSE to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23871/19]

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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.