Abortion legislation: Nurses petition Harris on opt out
Several hundred nurses and midwives appeal to Minister on conscientious objection
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
More than 350 nurses and midwives have urged Minister for Health Simon Harris to open talks on provisions for conscientious objection in the forthcoming abortion legislation.
Mary Fitzgibbon, a nurse and midwife, said the group – who have signed a petition – want the right to object to providing services due to conscience. But they also believe they should not have to refer a woman on to another healthcare professional.