‘Intentionally ending the life of an innocent baby does not treat any illness’

Nurses say proposed abortion legislation could mean nurses giving up jobs on conscience grounds

Marie Donnelly at a press event held by nurses and midwives to publicly call for a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Marie Donnelly at a press event held by nurses and midwives to publicly call for a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Proposed abortion legislation could force nurses and midwives out of a job, it has been claimed.

Campaigners for a No vote in the referendum on the Eight Amendment say the conscience clause promised by the Government in legislation if the measure passes is inadequate.

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