Would women still go to the UK for abortions if they were freely available in Ireland?
One of the pro choice arguments for making abortion available in Ireland is that it would be more convenient than travelling to the UK.
Personally I believe that abortion customers would be likely to value the increased privacy of a UK abortion over the supposed convenience of an Irish Abortion if such were permitted under similar conditions as they are in the UK.
Very few people admit they have had abortions in the way they might admit they had some other medical procedure done.
It is very likely in my opinion, that pro life campaigners would seek to identify customers for abortion services in any clinic in Ireland.
Essentially I am asking would an abortion clinic be a viable commercial proposition if abortion was liberalised as an essentially on demand service?