27/09/2013

Expert Panel Meet For First Time To Draft Abortion Legislation Guidelines

Following the passing of the new Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in May an expert committee has meet for the first time to the guidelines to be used within the legislation.

It is understood that the summer recess stalled the establishment of the committee, which is made up of representatives from various bodies, and that it could now take up to three months to complete the guidelines.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health has been quoted as saying that there are a number of operational issues to be address before the committee would be able to begin tackling the guidelines.

(MH/CD)

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