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In the AAPLOG letter of Oct 8, there was a report on the Dublin Declaration on Maternal Mortality: 

This Declaration deals with the pressure on Ireland to adopt more permissive abortion standards in that country.

The Dublin Declaration is identical to the AAPLOG statement, albeit using slightly different language to describe their stance.

The Dublin Declaration states, in part:

"As experienced practitioners and researchers in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we affirm that direct abortion – the purposeful destruction of the unborn in the termination of pregnancy – is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman. We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion, and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatments results in the loss of life of her unborn child. We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to a pregnant woman."