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Just one in 10 GPs provide abortion services, according to a new report published by the National Women’s Council. The Irish Congress of General Practitioners say a third of practices “are very committed” to providing abortion care. The study found people in rural areas face extra challenges in accessing services,…

At the end of the first week where women can seek abortions in the country, no GP’s have signed up in Counties Sligo and Leitrim to offer the service. Currently nine hospitals nationally have signed up to offer the service and it’s expected more will be in a position to…

The Donegal Abortion Rights Campaign Group is welcoming access to abortion services in Ireland for the first time. Yesterday the services were made available by the Health Service Executive, through GPs or family planning services, and in maternity units and hospitals across the country. Following last year’s referendum and subsequent…

The Catholic bishop of Elphin says the fight against abortion must continue. And although abortion legislation has now been passed by the Dail, Bishop Kevin Doran says any law that suggests life is not deserving of protection has ‘no moral force’ and has to be resisted. He also suggests the…