Doctor doubtful over referrals in cases of conscientious objection

Irish Examiner

Evelyn Ring

A leading pro-life campaigner, who is also a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, is fearful that the right to conscientious objection to abortion, yet to be clarified by the Government, may not be allowed in the future.

John Monaghan said doctors who believe it is wrong to terminate a pregnancy should not be compelled to refer the patient to another doctor who would perform the act.

Dr Monaghan said doctors should not carry out abortions where it is not medically indicated. . . [Full text]


Draft Irish Abortion Law: Protection of Conscience

Testimony before the Joint Committee on Health and Children Houses of the Oireachtas (Tithe an Oireachtais) Dublin, Ireland 17-21 May, 2013

  • 17 May, 2013
    • Policy: Overview of Head of Bill
    • Regulatory and Representative Bodies
    • Obstetric Care Facilities: Larger Hospitals
    • Obstetric Care Facilities: Smaller Hospitals
  • 20 May, 2013
    • Psychiatry and Perinatal Psychiatrists
    • Psychiatry
  • 21 May, 2013
    • Medical Law
    • Constitutional Law
    • Medical Ethics