Thousands Are Sailing


An interactive map showing the numbers of Irish citizens travelling from the UK to avail of abortion services in 2012 broken down into geographic regions.

Figures published last week by the UK Department of Health show a total of 3,982 women with Irish addresses accessed abortion services in the UK.

By Phil Lang who writes:

There were 889 women who didn’t specify what region they came from, so this number is not represented in this visualisation. However, I still think that it makes for an interesting exploration.

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