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Donnelly, Mary; Murray, Claire
International Journal Of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Abortion care in Ireland: Developing legal and ethical frameworks for conscientious provision
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Ireland Abortion Conscientious provision of abortion Abortion law reform Ethical guidance for conscientious abortion provision
This article celebrates the remarkable changes which have occurred in the provision of abortion care in Ireland following the vote to remove the restrictive Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland in May 2018. However, it also identifies ways in which the emerging legal, ethical and clinical landscape is still impeding the conscientious provision of abortion care. It argues that in order to address these impediments, more attention needs to be paid to the ethical context for conscientious provision. This requires political leadership as well as ongoing leadership by professional bodies to develop both the clinical and the ethical guidance for conscientious provision.
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