Under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 a pregnancy may be terminated where there's a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, including the risk of suicide. Where the baby has reached viability (23/24 weeks) there's a duty on the medical team ending the pregnancy to deliver the child alive if possible because of the 8th Amendment as a counter balance. This Government intends repealing this Act in the event of the referendum passing. (Link posted to Act below).
Under head 5 of Simon Harris's proposed Bill, in the case of an immediate risk to the life of the pregnant women or of an immediate risk of serious harm to her health, including mental health, a termination may be carried out up to birth. There is no duty to deliver the child alive and only one medical practitioner needs to sign this off. (Proposed Bill linked below).
In fact termination of pregnancy has only one definition in Simon Harris's Bill "termination of pregnancy means a medical procedure which is intended to end the life of the foetus."
There is no mention in Simon Harris's Bill of any duty to deliver a child alive after viability.
Dr Boylan's interview today on Newstalk contradicts these facts, he misrepresented in my opinion what Maria Steen said and he claims that Maria Steen knowingly misled people last night on Claire Byrne. He said the No side were throwing "dirt".
He also said that where abortion is legalised that rates of abortion decline.