Irish Doctors To Be Forced Into "aiding And Abetting" Abortion

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2018-09-11

Is this a brighter Ireland?

As Ireland moves towards introducing legislation to legalise abortion, the Health Minister seems determined to ensure that no doctor is allowed to deviate from the view that ending the lives of unborn babies is "healthcare".

Legislation "within weeks"
Health Minister Simon Harris confirmed over the weekend that following the failure of several legal attempts to challenge the result of the referendum repealing the Eighth Amendment, legislation will be brought to the Dail in October, with the aim of having abortion services running by January. Not content with even this delay, he has suggested that doctors might be allowed to refer women to the UK for abortion in the meantime.

Mr Harris also took the opportunity to double down on conscientious objection. He was criticising remarks made by pro-life former Taoiseach John Bruton, who said that the proposed requirement for doctors opposed to abortion to refer to another doctor who would carry it out amounted to "aiding and abetting the abortion, and there is no conscience clause here either."

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