Abortion services ‘hit by conscientious objectors’

The Times

Ellen Coyne

Some hospitals are having “difficulty” providing abortion services because of the number of staff who are objecting.

Cliona Murphy, chairwoman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said that in some cases it had been difficult to find enough staff to carry out a surgical abortion. . .[Full text]

‘We had a very short interval’: Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services

Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.


Zuzia Whelan

MEMBERS OF THE Institute of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – the national training body for obstetricians and gynaecologists  — have raised concerns about the short length of time between signing and enactment of legislation for abortion services in Ireland. 

Speaking on Morning Ireland, director Dr Cliona Murphy expressed the institution’s wish that there had been a longer lead-in time for hospitals instead of the 1 January deadline imposed by the Minister for Health. . . [Full text