Thursday, 29 November 2018
Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report Stage (Resumed)
I support what Deputy Harty has just said. Perhaps those Deputies who have spoken to these alleged survivors of botched abortions in other jurisdictions would take a trip to one of the special care units in one of our maternity hospitals where every day, every effort is made to preserve life.
I have witnessed a case of a woman's life being at risk. A very good friend of mine had a baby born at 25 weeks who is now in school and every effort was made and that child survived. Instead of listening to anecdotes, fairy tales and stories that essentially have dubious sources, perhaps the Deputies could educate themselves by visiting those units and speaking to the consultants who save lives every day.
In terms of viability-----