Seanad debates

Monday, 10 December 2018

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


2:00 pm

Photo of Lynn RuaneLynn Ruane (Independent) | Oireachtas source

Sometimes when I try to explain things, it is easier to relate them to my own experience. When I was hospitalised for a month due to the threat of something happening because of blood pressure, it did not matter how many obstetricians saw me. If an emergency induction or caesarean section was needed to save the life of my daughter, the need for the same obstetrician to sign off on it did not arise but if it was to save my life, there would have been this extra barrier. If it is the other way around-----


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