Eighth ‘prevents me from providing complete pregnancy care’

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Eighth ‘prevents me from providing complete pregnancy care’
Doctor says two women travel for abortions weekly after foetal abnormality diagnosis

May 3, 2018
Sarah Burns

Two women a week have to travel abroad as a result of the Eighth Amendment to terminate a pregnancy after receiving a diagnosis of a complex foetal abnormality, a consultant in obstetrics and maternal foetal medicine has said.

Dr Jennifer Donnelly, from the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, said the amendment, a constitutional provision which guarantees the mother and unborn an equal right to life, “prevents me from providing complete pregnancy care to women and their families”.

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