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LISTEN: Leitrim abortion rights campaign group hope review of legislation will address difficulties

Aug 17, 2021 17:08 By Shannonside News
LISTEN: Leitrim abortion rights campaign group hope review of legislation will address difficulties LISTEN: Leitrim abortion rights campaign group hope review of legislation will address difficulties
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Among the issues that are of concern are the three-day reflection period

A Leitrim abortion rights campaign group is hopeful that some of the most difficult aspects of our current laws can be amended.

The government is expected to appoint an independent expert shortly to review the legislation enacted three years ago, allowing for abortion services here in limited cases.

Among the issues that are of concern are the three-day reflection period required to receive consent and medication from GPs, they are now calls for telemedicine used during the pandemic to be continued.

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Bernie Linnane from Leitrim Abortion Rights Campaign says the 12 week limit for GPs provide consent is too restrictive, particularly when medical abortions fail and chances of survival of the baby cannot be confirmed.

She says that it's also crucial to maintain safe access zones around GP clinics and hospitals providing services.

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Hear the full interview with Bernie Linnane of Leitrim ARC on Let's Talk with MaryClaire Grealy here.

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