Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (658)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

658. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the expert geneticist input that was used in the formulation of the abortion legislation and guidelines. [45186/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department consulted with a number of stakeholders in developing the Health ( Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy ) Act 2018 including a range of medical professionals.

As the Deputy is aware, clinical guidance documents on termination of pregnancy have been developed and published by medical colleges to assist in the provision of services under the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018. While my Department provided financial support to ensure that clinical guidelines for medical professionals operating the termination of pregnancy service were put in place at the earliest opportunity, the guidelines were developed on an independent basis by the medical colleges

Question No. 659 answered with Question No. 656.