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Abortion care in Ireland: Developing legal and ethical frameworks for conscientious provision
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This article celebrates the remarkable changes which have occurred in the provision of abortion care in Ireland following the vote to remove the restrictive Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland in May 2018. However, it also identifies ways in which the emerging legal, ethical and clinical landscape is still impeding the conscientious provision of abortion care. It argues that in order to address these impediments, more attention needs to be paid to the ethical context for conscientious provision. This requires political leadership as well as ongoing leadership by professional bodies to develop both the clinical and the ethical guidance for conscientious provision.
Ireland , Abortion , Ethical guidance for conscientious abortion provision , Conscientious provision of abortion , Abortion law reform
Donnelly, M. and Murray, C. (2019) 'Abortion care in Ireland: Developing legal and ethical frameworks for conscientious provision', International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 148(1), pp. 127-132. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13025
© 2019, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Donnelly, M. and Murray, C. (2019) 'Abortion care in Ireland: Developing legal and ethical frameworks for conscientious provision', International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 148(1), pp. 127-132, doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13025, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13025. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.