Sinn Féin pledge to abolish three-day abortion wait

Health spokesperson says party will also support seven-day HSE roster and introduce new Sláintecard

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin health spokesperson. ‘Will we legislate for this [abolishing the three-day wait for abortion services]? Yes.’ Picture by Fergal Phillips

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin’s health spokesperson, has promised to legislate to abolish the three-day wait for abortion services for women if his party gets into government.

Sinn Féin will also support the HSE’s plans to put more hospital and community staff on a roster spread across seven days, instead of five days.

And it is promising to introduce a new single access card for health services, known as a Sláintecard, to access discounts on prescription ...