Abortion: What happens now?

Abortion: What happens now?

A range of issues will have to be resolved before abortion is introduced, from whether an ultrasound will be obligatory to the role of GPs and whether foeticide will be permitted in certain circumstances

Officials from the Department of Health, the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (IOG) were among those who met last week to discuss how abortion services might be developed in Ireland. Given the decisive result in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the government is anxious to progress legislation that will facilitate abortion services as quickly as possible. “I am eager to now implement the will of the people without delay,” said Minister for Health Simon Harris last week.

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