25% of Irish GPs to refuse to carry out abortions



An online survey carried out by the ICGP[1] shows that a quarter of Irish doctors do not want to offer services linked to abortion and are reluctant to refer pregnant women to a colleague.

 

Only 32% of the 3,500 GPs interviewed are currently ready and willing to provide such services. The remaining 43% have stated that they are unavailable to offer these services due to competence, resources or conscientious objection but agree to refer women to another practitioner.

 


[1] Irish College of General Practitioners.


Sources: 

Irish examiner, Stephen Rogers (09/11/2018) - 25% of GPs won’t provide abortion service, finds poll