Conscientious objection should not become conscientious obstruction

Clinicians have a right to decide if they are prepared to provide services relating to abortion, but they should not actively place barriers in the way of women seeking treatment

30th December, 2018

Last May, a two-thirds majority of the votersof Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland. In two days’ time, on January 1, abortion will be more widely available in Ireland.

Between these time points, a huge amount of work has been done by clinicians, the HSE and the Department of Health, which have all worked together to start an important service.

Tasks such as writing guidelines, developing a model of...

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