Ireland, where abortion is illegal, has the highest fertility rate in Europe

Life League Newsletter October 3, 3006

Thanks to the legalization of abortion, most nations in Europe are experiencing severe underpopulation problems. Had abortion not been legal, the nations likely wouldn’t have had the same issues. A new report from the OECD shows that all European nations recorded birth rates of more than 1.3 children per woman in 1990. But, by 2002, 15 counties had rates below 1.3 children per woman, and six countries had rates between 1.3 and 1.4 children per woman. A rate of 2.1 is needed to maintain a population. Ireland, one of the few European nations where abortion is illegal, has the highest fertility rate of any European nation. Portugal, which also prohibits abortion, is in the top half. Malta, another pro-life nation, is in the middle of the list of counties.