Donnelly says abortion companies must be accessible in all maternity hospitals

Donnelly slated the dearth of abortion companies in Eire.

Minister for Well being Stephen Donnelly has slated the dearth of abortion companies in Eire’s maternity hospitals.

Donnelly stated abortion must be accessible in each maternity hospital in Eire, however it’s only accessible in 11 out of 19.

He stated it’s “completely and completely unacceptable”.

Donnelly spoke out concerning the lack of companies within the Dáil this morning.

He stated he hopes extra maternity hospitals will introduce abortion companies sooner or later. He confused that he hopes they take motion swiftly.

Donnelly stated one in all his primary objectives is to enhance Eire’s abortion companies. He stated the HSE can also be centered on this transfer.

He has vowed to enhance abortion companies in Eire.

The Well being Minister stated their plan is to have 17 of 19 maternity hospitals providing abortion companies by 2024.

“That solely 11 of our 19 maternity hospitals are presently offering companies is completely and completely unacceptable.

“Due to this fact, I’m working very intently with the HSE proper now to extend the quantity from 11 to 17 this yr. The plan for early subsequent yr is to extend it from 17 to 19.”

In keeping with the HSE, you possibly can have an abortion as much as 12 weeks of being pregnant.

Nonetheless, you possibly can have an abortion sooner than that.

Docs should certify that you’re not more than 12 weeks pregnant earlier than having an abortion.

You then should wait for 3 days till having the process.

That is the present regulation, however there have been calls to scrap the three-day wait interval.

The rationale for the three-day wait interval is to offer sufferers time to resolve if they really wish to have an abortion.

You may name My Choices, the free unplanned being pregnant help service, on freephone 1800 828 010 (My Choices).