Ireland – Abortion training to begin next week

Abortion training to begin next week

Monday, December 03, 2018
By Daniel McConnell, Political Editor

Training for staff who will be performing abortions is to begin on December 10, even though the legislation has not passed the Oireachtas.

The “educational sessions” will commence next week for all the staff who will be terminating pregnancies from January 1, across community and hospital settings.

Continued: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/abortion-training-to-begin-next-week-889367.html

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Ireland – Abortion service to use private firms for ultrasound facilities

Abortion service to use private firms for ultrasound facilities
HSE seeks tenders to furnish ultrasound due to length of public health system waiting lists

Sat, Dec 1, 2018
Paul Cullen

Private firms are to be used to provide scans for women as part of the provision of abortion services from next year, due to long waiting lists in the public health system.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has asked private operators to tender for the provision of all forms of ultrasound at 12 sites across the country. Part of this service will relate to maternal care, including scans ordered by GPs for women seeking a termination of pregnancy, it is understood.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/abortion-service-to-use-private-firms-for-ultrasound-facilities-1.3716344

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Ireland – Rise in seizures of abortion pills ‘shows need to enact vote’

Rise in seizures of abortion pills ‘shows need to enact vote’

Sean Pollock
November 18 2018

The number of abortion pills seized by the Health and Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has risen by 57% in the last year.

Figures released by the HPRA show that 644 pills were confiscated between January and September. Some 409 pills were seized during the same period last year, and the total for 2017 was 487.

Continued: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rise-in-seizures-of-abortion-pills-shows-need-to-enact-vote-wpbfwlmwr

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Ireland – Contract agreed for provision of abortion services

Contract agreed for provision of abortion services

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018
By Ailbhe Conneely, RTÉ News Political reporter

A contract for the provision of abortion services in community settings has been agreed between the Irish Medical Organisation and the Minister for Health.

The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing terminations up to nine weeks, the majority of which will occur in community settings.

Continued: https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1114/1010973-imo-contract-abortion/

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Ireland – HSE willing to compensate refugee rape victim Ms Y over denied abortion

HSE willing to compensate refugee rape victim Ms Y over denied abortion

Mark Tighe
June 10 2018

The HSE has admitted liability and said it is willing to compensate a woman known as Ms Y for failing to provide her with an abortion when she first sought one.

Ms Y, a refugee who sought an abortion in Ireland after she was raped in her home country, is suing the state and two private counselling groups over her treatment after she requested, but was refused, an abortion.

Continued: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/hse-willing-to-compensate-refugee-rape-victim-ms-y-over-denied-abortion-hn2lcpsm5

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Ireland – Savita Halappanavar’s father urges Yes vote in abortion referendum

Savita Halappanavar’s father urges Yes vote in abortion referendum
Andanappa Yalagi happy for pro-choice campaigners to use daughter’s image

Wed, Apr 11, 2018
Kitty Holland

The father of Savita Halappanavar, who died at University Hospital Galway in 2012 after a septic miscarriage, has called for a Yes vote in next month’s abortion referendum.

Andanappa Yalagi, speaking from the Indian state of Karnataka, said he had not known of the ballot, on May 25th, on whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and liberalise Ireland’s abortion laws.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/savita-halappanavar-s-father-urges-yes-vote-in-abortion-referendum-1.3457368

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Ireland: HSE will ‘remain neutral’ on abortion debate, says health chief

HSE will ‘remain neutral’ on abortion debate, says health chief
Committee hears of HSE staff member using official paper to correspond on issue

Feb 7, 2018
Martin Wall

The HSE will take no position in the forthcoming referendum on abortion and will remain neutral, its director general has said.

Tony O’Brien told the Oireachtas health committee that a member of staff who used official notepaper to send correspondence to Oireachtas members urging opposition to repeal of the Eighth Amendment had been met with and taken through the appropriate procedures.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hse-will-remain-neutral-on-abortion-debate-says-health-chief-1.3383233

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