17.01.2013: PLC says “nothing in ethics or law” prevented an intervention in the case of Ms Halappanavar

17.01.2013: PLC says “nothing in ethics or law” prevented an intervention in the case of Ms Halappanavar

17.01.2013: PLC 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.”
 
ENDS