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Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019

Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019
After a mural in support of abortion rights at Dublins Project Arts Centre was painted over, the Irish Council of Civil Liberties unveiled a replica in the window of its offices Picture: Collins

Women have a right to expect excellence in care around the termination of pregnancy, but no one is joining the dots on how this might be brought about

I am a maternal and foetal medicine specialist, and my practice involves caring for parents affected by prenatal diagnosis of major foetal anomalies, some of which will be fatal – where babies die during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

I have always supported parents who make the decision to terminate a pregnancy affected by fatal foetal anomaly as equally as I support those who continue their pregnancy and access perinatal palliative care services.

At present, parents...

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