MONAGHAN SET TO LOSE GPS OVER ABORTION PRESSURES CLAIMS GROUP

16 November 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Minister Humphreys asked to intervene

A representative group has claimed this week that Co Monaghan will lose further general practitioner numbers because of pressures being placed on them to comply with abortion legislation. The Doctors for Freedom of Conscience Group has called on Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys to intervene.

It said that 640 GPs had signed a petition criticising the level of consultation on the issue of abortion engaged in with their sector by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD. “A serious crisis is emerging that risks some areas losing their local GP because of the refusal of the Government to pull back from forcing GPs to either perform abortions in their surgeries or ensure they happen elsewhere when the new…

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