NINETY GIRLS AND women became pregnant as a result of rape in 2011, the Rape Crisis Network has revealed.
It has released new findings on survivors who became pregnant as a result of rape. The figures show that 90 girls and women became pregnant as a result of rape, and that 17 of these women terminated the pregnancy.
Two survivors became pregnant more than once as a result of rape and had different outcomes in each pregnancy.
Rape Crisis Centres
Fiona Neary, RCNI Executive Director said:
In the abortion debate there has been some talk about the case of women who have been raped and are pregnant as a result. It is important this discussion is informed by the best available facts and a compassionate understanding of the realities facing these girls and women in Ireland.
The 90 girls and women were supported in Rape Crisis Centres (RCC) across Ireland in 2011. “These numbers represent one part of the picture as not all rape survivors seek or can access RCC support,” said Neary.
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