Ireland: Simon Harris to meet attorney general over ‘misleading’ abortion clinic claims

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Photo: Irish Health Minister Simon Harris, Irish Examiner

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
By Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner

Health Minister Simon Harris is set to meet the attorney general to clamp down on abortion clinics which give “misleading” information after it emerged that one pro-life group claimed the procedure could turn parents into child abusers.

He confirmed he is planning to discuss potential licensing and regulation of the groups with the State’s legal adviser, adding that he would “encourage” anyone affected to contact gardaí under existing laws.

On Monday, the Ireland edition of The Times revealed that a Dublin-based pro-life organisation had advised an undercover reporter seeking an abortion that the procedure could lead to breast cancer due to links with ovarian cancer and the impact of an abortion.

The same counsellor also alleged that in some cases parents who have an abortion can become child abusers by either neglecting their future children or giving them too much attention.

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Source: Irish Examiner