The Master of the Rotunda raising some very significant ethical issues over the suicide clause in the proposed legislation. “Our psychiatric colleagues tells us that there is no evidence that abortion is a treatment.” The inclusion of suicide grounds in the legislation may increase the demand for abortion in Ireland, said Dr Coulter-Smyth.
Dr Coulter-Smyth says he and his colleagues are concerned that an unintentional consequence of this legislation would be an increased demand for abortion.
Seanad Éireann, Houses of the Oireachtas
Minister Reilly getting flack for leaving the hearings without answering any questions.
Edit Monday 20th.
Hearing to begin at 9.30 if anyone interested. Fifteen experts will today address the Oireachtas health committee’s ongoing hearings on abortion, including 11 psychiatrists, an oncologist and a cardiologist.