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88% of Irish General Practitioners refuse to perform abortion more than three years after abortion legalized

by | Feb 1, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

To mark the third anniversary of the referendum that repealed the pro-life Eighth Amendment,  88% of Ireland’s general practitioners  are resisting immense pressure and are not performing abortions. 

“According to new Freedom of Information documents received by Newstalk, 405 doctors do abortions in Ireland, which is less than 12 percent of all general practitioners in the country,” according to Newstalk’s  Eoghan Murphy.

Just over half–10 maternity hospitals–do abortions, but nine others refuse to participate.

Noteworthy is that in May of 2021, the pro-abortion National Women’s Council published a paper revealing that only one in 10 GPs in the State provide abortion services. GPs are holding firm!

Orla O’Connor, the director of the National Women’s Council, was not happy. “We believe in the National Women’s Council that all 19 should be offering a full suite of reproductive healthcare services, in line with the law.” She added, “And I think the point is that these are publicly-funded hospitals.”

Needless to say, she wants more killing.

Ms O’Connor “called for an ‘extension to the 12-week limit, an end to the three-day waiting period and to the criminalisation of abortion’ to be considered in the upcoming review of the Termination of Pregnancy Act, which was an opportunity to take stock and address the barriers,‘” the Irish Times reported.

In 2018  Ireland voted to legalize abortion in 2018. “Now, abortions are legal for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and up to six months in a wide variety of circumstances,” according to  Micaiah Bilger. “The law also forces taxpayers to pay for abortions and strictly limits conscience protections for medical professionals.”

The third anniversary of the referendum is “a very sad occasion given the thousands of lives of unborn babies that have been ended since the new law took effect,” The Pro-Life Campaign said.

“In the pro-life movement, we regard what has happened as an absolute betrayal of women and their unborn babies, but we are realistic enough to know that it’s going to take time to get the word out about the reality of what the new law really involves,” campaign spokeswoman Eilís Mulroy said.

“We are confident, however, that once people realise the truth of what’s happening, they will start to question the new law and look for answers from the politicians who misled them into thinking things would be very different.”

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