Irish anti-abortion doctors in conscientious objection row


Why are some doctors objecting?

The bill allows for doctors to opt out of providing a medical or surgical abortion if they do not wish to perform the procedure. But they must refer a woman seeking an abortion to another doctor who will carry it out.

Anti-abortion doctors have lobbied the government to remove any requirement to transfer women seeking a termination to another doctor.


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