Full Fact: How many women leave Northern Ireland to have an abortion in Britain?

CLAIM: Figures published ahead of the Irish referendum on abortion show only 43 women came from Ireland to have an abortion in England last year.

CONCLUSION: Incorrect. 3,265 women living in Ireland came to England and Wales for an abortion in 2016. 43 refers to the reported number of women from one hospital who came to the UK so far in 2017. Continue reading Full Fact: How many women leave Northern Ireland to have an abortion in Britain?