Press Statement: Tánaiste facilitating opening the door to abortion on demand, says medical group

Tánaiste facilitating opening the door to abortion on demand, says medical group

The Medical Alliance for the 8th has said that it is very sad that the Tánaiste Simon Coveney has taken a position in support of repeal andunrestricted abortion up to 3 months for any reason.

Speaking for the group, Dr. Siobhán Crowley said, “Minister Coveney is supporting a position that would require GPs to provide a walk-in abortion service that has nothing to do with healthcare and that puts doctors in a very difficult position, requiring them to facilitate the ending of a baby’s life even though the role of a doctor is to heal, not harm, to save, not end, the lives of those in their care.

“Minister Coveney makes reference to the ordering of abortion pills online as a reason for his change of heart, but this is a red herring. The current proposal is not a medical issue. The online purchase of abortion pills is a problem in jurisdictions which have legal abortion. It is an issue for the authorities and custom control, and certainly does not warrant the removal of the right to life of the unborn from the Constitution.

“No matter how Minister Coveney tries to explain away his position, he is facilitating the opening of the door to abortion on demand in Ireland. It is very sad that he has adopted this position and his reasons for doing so do not add up.”

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