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Louise O’Reilly TD welcomes publication of Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill

1 October, 2018 - by Louise O'Reilly TD

Speaking this afternoon Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Deputy Louise O’Reilly has welcomed the publication of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018.

Teachta O’Reilly said:

“The legislation follows on from the general scheme of the bill which was produced by the Department of Health earlier in the year.

“Some weeks back the Oireachtas Health Committee met to discuss the general scheme of the bill and during that meeting expert clinicians and stakeholders spoke at length on issues such as how and who would provide the necessary services and the best way to progress the legislation.

“In the coming days I will be meeting with medical professionals and stakeholders to ascertain their opinions on the bill before it is discussed in the Dáil next week.

“I look forward to working with the Minister for Health and others to make sure that the legislation passes as quickly as possible.

“But, we must also listen to the medical experts and stakeholders to make sure the legislation has the best interests of women at its heart and these new services are free at the point of access for all who need to use them."

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