Seanad debates

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages


2:10 pm

Photo of Colette KelleherColette Kelleher (Independent) | Oireachtas source

On a point of information, Senator Ó Domhnaill quoted Dr. Mary Favier, who is a member of the START group of doctors in Cork, which said in a position paper it produced in October that "Ultrasound or serum hCG will not be required for the majority" of early medical abortions. Dr. Favier is a signatory to the paper, which makes it clear that "the literature does not support routine ultrasound" prior to termination of pregnancy.


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