College Will Train Abortionists for Ireland
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which trains and accredits most Irish obstetricians, has said it is ready to train Irish doctors to perform abortions if the referendum on the 8th Amendment is passed on May 25th. The College expressed its support for the repeal of the amendment.
Prof Lesley Regan, President of the College, said that “women in the Republic of Ireland should be able to access abortion care services within their own country”.
Prof John Morrison, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Galway University Hospital, and a member of the College’s representative council, said that women in many clinical situations “such as following the diagnosis of a fatal foetal condition, or where the pregnancy poses a threat to the woman’s health” have to make their own arrangements “to obtain abortion care in a different country”.
The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, headed by repeal campaigner Dr Peter Boylan, has also backed the repeal campaign.
The Irish Times. April 25. Family & Life. April 26.