Abortion Debate: Divided opinions as the health experts weigh in
It's unsurprising that, as with in the rest of Irish society, the medical profession can't reach a consensus on this most divisive of issues, writes Susan Mitchell.
The decision by 113 psychiatrists to sign a statement saying that legislation that would allow for abortion as a treatment for suicide has no basis in medical evidence shows that doctors are just as divided as politicians on the subject of abortion.
"It is a highly divisive issue, and our college is no different from other groups in society in having members with differing and opposing views on the subject," said Dr Anthony McCarthy, president of...
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