Doctors call for legislation to protect conscientious objectors in abortion services
Nurses and midwives hope ‘current protections will apply in the future’
Fri, Oct 5, 2018
The Department of Health is to meet medical colleges including the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians, and the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to discuss clinical protocols to deliver an abortion service, a spokeswoman for the Irish Medical Organisation has said. It is the largest medical representative body and trade union in Ireland.
It was “important that medical professionals can, on a conscientious basis, choose not to deliver this service,” she said.