Ireland - A glimpse at the Pro Life Future
Article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution
The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.
US 1 in 4,800
UK 1 in 8,200
Ireland 1 in 47,600
Maternal deaths in Ireland are now so infrequent, however, as to make it difficult to draw conclusions as to the general causes of maternal death from Irish data alone and therefore international experience in this area is also drawn on in analysing the issue.