News Release: PLC says “nothing in ethics or law prevented” an intervention in the case of Ms Halappanavar

News Release: PLC says “nothing in ethics or law prevented” an intervention in the case of Ms Halappanavar

Pro Life Campaign says “nothing in ethics or law prevented” an intervention in the case of Ms Halappanavar

17th January 2013

Responding to reports that the medical notes by a consultant who treated Ms Savita Halappanavar indicate she requested a termination of her pregnancy, Dr Berry Kiely of the Pro Life Campaign said:
 
“While we await the full outcome of the coroner’s inquest, it is worth stating that there is nothing in ethics or law that prevents doctors from intervening in such a situation to induce delivery in order to complete a miscarriage.”
 
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