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Treatment delays add to women's distress

Women who wish to terminate pregnancies after a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality can now face delays in accessing treatment in Britain, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
31st August, 2014
Growing public awareness in Britain of the extent to which we are exporting our problem has resulted in NHS hospitals limiting the number of patients they will accept.

Each week, pregnant women in different parts of Ireland receive the devastating news that the foetus they are carrying has a severe or fatal abnormality.

An increasing number of those affected decide to terminate their pregnancies in specialist NHS-run foetal units in Britain, but these are at maximum capacity and struggling to cope with the demand.

People therefore now face greater difficulties in accessing care in these units, with some women waiting four and five...

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