Monday 11 December 2017

Law should be there to protect women today

'I hope Mr Kenny has the courage and support to get the bill through'
'I hope Mr Kenny has the courage and support to get the bill through'

I am a qualified nurse and midwife, having worked most of my life in England and recently returned to work in an Irish hospital.

Many an Irish woman/girl I have met in my working life in England had to go to the UK for an abortion; all of them troubled, stressed and saddened that they had to travel for this procedure and would have to keep quiet about it on their return.

Their UK counterparts would be getting support and counselling after such a procedure for as long as needed. But there was no support for these Irish ladies on their return to Catholic Ireland. Cruel, barbaric or what?

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