Attitudes, not pregnancy, are cause of 'crisis'

The real problem in crisis pregnancies is the lack of humanity some people show to pregnant women, writes BREDA O'BRIEN

HEADLINES SUGGESTING that 30 per cent of women experience pregnancy as a crisis are alarming. However, reading Pregnancy at Work: A National Survey, launched this week by the Health Service Executive crisis pregnancy programme and the Equality Authority, would make you wonder where the crisis really lies. Definitions of “crisis” include “a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger” and “a time when a difficult or important decision must be made”.

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