Woman turned down for abortion in Irish hospital after review

A woman who wanted to have an abortion performed in an Irish hospital was refused the termination last year after taking her case to a review panel. (Stock image)

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Eilish O'Regan
Published 27/08/2016, The Independent

A woman who wanted to have an abortion performed in an Irish hospital was refused the termination last year after taking her case to a review panel, the Irish Independent has learned.

The circumstances of the woman, whose details have not been released, were deemed to be outside the legal scope of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act of 2013.

She was initially refused the abortion and went on to avail of her right to a review of the decision.

This review is conducted before a panel of medical practitioners. These are drawn from a group of doctors who have volunteered to sit on the panels.

In cases where there is a risk of suicide, there must be two psychiatrists on the review panel.

The doctors who are reviewing the case must not have been involved in the original decision to refuse the termination.

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Source: The INdependent