Abortion services will be ‘unrecognisable’ in year’s time – Peter Boylan

HSE’s clinical adviser says ‘plenty’ of GPs available to provide services to those up to 12 weeks pregnant

Dr Peter Boylan said a 24-hour, seven-day helpline would be operational on January 1st. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dr Peter Boylan said a 24-hour, seven-day helpline would be operational on January 1st. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The abortion services put in place from January 1st will be “unrecognisable” in a year’s time once they are up and running, the clinical adviser to the Health Service Executive on the introduction of the service, Dr Peter Boylan has said.

Dr Boylan, a former master of the National Maternity Hospital, was asked on Sunday whether he believed the planned services would be operating from next month.

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