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Ireland – Retired doctor says 8th Amendment did not stop him carrying out abortion

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Retired doctor says 8th Amendment did not stop him carrying out abortion
Former obstetrician says primary responsibility is to mother ‘even if life of baby at risk’

Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Marie O'Halloran

A former chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said nothing in the law had prevented him from carrying out an abortion where necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.

Dr Eamon McGuinness said a doctor’s primary duty lies in saving the mother and “giving her all the help she needs, even if that means that the life of the baby is at risk.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/retired-doctor-says-8th-amendment-did-not-stop-him-carrying-out-abortion-1.3457341