Flaws in law starting to reveal themselves says Pro Life Campaign

Reports emerge the College of Psychiatrists advised members not to participate in review panels for abortion in the absence of clinical guidelines

Pro Life Campaign spokeswoman Dr Ruth Cullen

Pro Life Campaign spokeswoman Dr Ruth Cullen

Sat, Jan 4, 2014, 07:11

The Pro Life Campaign has said “the deep-seated flaws in the Government’s new abortion law are starting to reveal themselves”.

Spokeswoman Dr Ruth Cullen was responding to reports yesterday that the College of Psychiatrists has advised its members not to participate in review panels for abortion in the absence of clinical guidelines from the Department of Health.

Commenting on yesterday’s reports, Dr Ruth Cullen said: “The Government knew perfectly well when it introduced the law that abortion is not a treatment for suicidal feelings and may in fact be detrimental to women’s health.

“The fact that the Government this week activated the new law without any clinical guidelines in place is further proof that the push for abortion legislation over the past year had everything to do with achieving an ideological goal rather than concern for women’s lives or the lives of their unborn babies.

“The truth behind the deep-seated flaws in the new legislation are starting to reveal themselves.

“This will only continue as more and more people begin to realise that the new law was never about evidence-based medicine but about introducing an abortion regime in Ireland.”

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