Ireland – Mother might still be alive but for Eighth Amendment – gynaecologist

Mother might still be alive but for Eighth Amendment – gynaecologist
Michelle Harte missed many weeks of cancer treatment due to Eighth – Prof Louise Kenny

May 13, 2018
Barry Roche

A gynaecologist has said a mother she had treated might still be alive if she had been able to obtain an abortion in Ireland.

Mother-of-one Michelle Harte might still be alive were it not for the Eighth Amendment having prevented her from obtaining a termination here when she was taking a new cancer therapy and was in remission, Prof Louise Kenny said.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/mother-might-still-be-alive-but-for-eighth-amendment-gynaecologist-1.3493958

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Eighth Amendment ‘casts shadow’ over care for pregnant women

Eighth Amendment ‘casts shadow’ over care for pregnant women
Obstetrician says abortion law has impact on how people with cancer are treated

Apr 8, 2018
Aine McMahon

The Eighth Amendment has caused pregnant women with cancer to die and will continue to put them at risk if it is not repealed, an obstetrician has said.

Louise Kenny, a professor of obstetrics and a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, said she had witnessed care being denied to a pregnant woman with cancer because of the State’s abortion laws.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/eighth-amendment-casts-shadow-over-care-for-pregnant-women-1.3454604

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