Abortion, Newly Legal in Ireland, Faces Old Roadblocks
By Ceylan Yeginsu
Jan. 28, 2019
DUBLIN — The abortion clinic’s website pops up at the top of a Google search for “free ultrasound,” its content and color scheme mimicking the government’s new support service for unplanned pregnancy.
“Looking for abortion advice?” “How far along am I?” The bright orange speech bubbles attached to stock images of smiling medical experts purport to inform women about abortion options that became legally available in Ireland on Jan. 1.
Stakeholders meet on introduction of abortion services
Simon Harris said it was a priority of the Government to develop a woman-centred, safe and regulated service in January 2019
Monday, 8 Oct 2018
By Ailbhe Conneely
A round-table discussion has taken place between the main stakeholders in the introduction of abortion services. The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, the Chairman of the Institute of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, Dr Peter Boylan, and officials from Department of Health met last week to discuss the issue.
Concerns were raised last month at the Oireachtas Committee on Health over the need for the Department, the HSE and clinical stakeholders to meet about the service which is expected to be up and running in January.