Ireland – Stakeholders meet on introduction of abortion services

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.

Continued: https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2018/1008/1001696-abortion/

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Harris: Abortion services will be in place by January

Harris: Abortion services will be in place by January
The Health Minister says they are on track to deliver on time following the referendum in May.

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Health Minister Simon Harris has confirmed women will have to wait three days for abortions once they have seen their GP under the new legislation.

The wait period has been criticised as slighting women's ability to make decisions about their own healthcare .

Continued: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/harris-abortion-services-will-be-in-place-by-january-870568.html

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