Number of abortion pills seized by Irish customs declines

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Number of abortion pills seized by Irish customs declines
Officers confiscated 536 tablets in 2016 compared with 1,107 in 2014

April 24, 2017
Jack Power

The number of abortion pills seized by Irish customs officials has fallen significantly, new figures show.

It is believed, however, that a significant number of women seeking the drugs are now ordering online and collecting them from Northern Irish addresses.

Nearly 550 pills were seized last year, according to figures from the Health Products Regulatory Authority, down from 850 in 2015 and 1,107 pills in 2014.

Continued at link: Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/number-of-abortion-pills-seized-by-irish-customs-declines-1.3059156