Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report Stage (Resumed)


7:25 pm

Photo of Carol NolanCarol Nolan (Offaly, Independent) | Oireachtas source

Yes, and I hope the media carry that as well and report the truth. According to Dr. Boylan's testimony at the committee, figures vary. In Scotland, for example, approximately 30% of women will require a scan for uncertain dates and it will probably be something similar here. Why would we be any different from Scotland? I think that is a good indication. Dr. Boylan also spoke about the risks of introducing a termination of pregnancy service in this State without adequate scanning facilities and highlighted how at present there are infrastructural deficits in the provision of access to ultrasound in pregnancy in Ireland.

Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle, sin na príomhphointí.


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