Abortion Services Will Be Avai...


Abortion Services Will Be Available From New Year's Day

Sean O'Regan
Sean O'Regan

02:46 28 Dec 2018

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The Health Minister has assured women that safe and legal abortion services will be available from New Year's Day.

There had been doubts about the availability of services, with reports that just nine hospitals and 145 GPs have so far signed up to provide medical abortions.

Simon Harris says information will be available on and that a freephone helpline - 1800 828 010 - will also open on January 1st.

Minister Harris said:

"We gave a commitment that abortion services would be available in Ireland from January 1st - it wasn't a political commitment, it was a commitment to the women of Ireland after the overwhelming vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

"There will be enough GPs right across this country to make sure that services can commence in January. No longer will people need to get the boat or the plane - they'll actually be able for the first time ever to avail of abortion services here in our own country."



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