No vote in referendum will mean ‘backstreet abortion’ retained
Rhona Mahony tells London event clinicians need current legal regime to change
April 12, 2018
A No vote in the May referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment would represent a decision to retain “backstreet abortion” in Ireland, the Master of the National Maternity Hospital has said.
Speaking at a meeting in London on Wednesday night, Dr Rhona Mahony said about 1,000 women accessed abortion tablets over the internet each year and take them in an “unsupervised way, totally unsupported”.