Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Welcomes Government Decision on ABC Expert Group Option

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued a statement on the Government's decision in light of the ABC v Ireland judgement

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued the following statement:

“We welcome the Government’s decision on the form of action to be taken in the light of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in A,B and C v Ireland.

"The implementation of this judgement by way of legislation with regulations is also our preferred option, a decision that we reached following an in-depth review of the details provided by the Expert Group.

"This option is, in our opinion, the best way to protect women and health professionals, and it also allows for the necessary flexibility to cater for future advances in Obstetrics.”

For further information please contact:

Aoife Ní Mhaitiú
Communications Executive
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Frederick House
19 South Frederick Street
Dublin 2

Phone 01 8639 770 | 085 850 0080