Wednesday 17 January 2018

We are getting incomplete information in abortion debate

Dr Peter Boylan. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins
Dr Peter Boylan. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins
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Dr Peter Boylan's contribution to the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment appears to have been one of the more aggressive and arrogant versions of the recent 'Trust me, I'm a doctor' efforts.

Given the repeated failures by consultants over the years, hepatitis C and symphysiotomy to mention just two, and the fact that termination would have been fully legal in the Savita Halappanavar case, he might have explained why the hospital involved was not prepared to properly deal with this known, if not very common, problem.

Neither his contribution nor that of Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran addressed the issue of what rights the unborn child might be allowed, if any.

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