Saturday 25 March 2017

Top of the league in maternal care

The recent ruling on abortion from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) missed an excellent opportunity to clarify some aspects of this complex issue.

I had hoped that the ECHR would have a particular interest in safeguarding the right to life of every human being regardless of age, ability or social status. As a woman, however, I am particularly disappointed that the court failed to commend the Irish medical profession for its excellent record in the area of maternal health.

The most recent independent study, carried out earlier this year, found once again that Ireland ranks among the safest countries in the world in which to be pregnant.

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