Friday 18 August 2017

Abortions carried out at St Vincent's to save lives

St Vincent’s Hospital on Merrion Road, Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers
St Vincent’s Hospital on Merrion Road, Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers

A number of abortions have been carried out to save the lives of pregnant women in St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin since new legislation came into force, the Irish Independent has learned.

A hospital spokeswoman said the terminations were performed under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.

The revelation comes as the controversy over the decision to give ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity rumbled on. Former master Peter Boylan insisted he would not resign from the Holles Street board at its meeting today.

Irish Independent

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