Doctors left high and dry after repeal of Eighth Amendment

Doctors left high and dry after repeal of Eighth Amendment
Repealing the Eighth was not nearly enough

Many medics committed to delivering termination of pregnancy services feel undermined and alone due to lack of training, money and other supports

Ireland voted in May of last year to allow doctors like me to look after women with complicated pregnancies and provide complete care, including terminations, in our hospitals.

Termination of pregnancy, within the provisions of the law, has now been legal for six months.

I campaigned for a Yes vote in last year’s referendum and repeal of the Eighth Amendment has led to a positive change in reproductive healthcare in maternity hospitals. But the reality...

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