All 19 maternity units now provide some level of abortion care – department
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All 19 maternity hospitals or units are now providing some level of abortion care, the Department of Health has said.
A spokeswoman for the Department said that the HSE has confirmed that all 19 maternity units are providing some level of termination of pregnancy services including blood testing, Anti-D injections and ultrasound scanning, with medical and surgical terminations being carried out at some sites around the country.