ICGP AGM – 2 of 3 motions relating to abortion passed

3 motions relating to abortion were brought to the ICGP AGM this weekend in Galway. 2 of the 3 motions were passed. These are listed below.

1) This meeting calls on the ICGP to call on the government to introduce clarity in the law, founded on evidence based medical guidelines where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother.”

Carried 60 votes to 40 votes

2) The ICGP calls on the government to include within the proposed legislation the provision that women who become pregnant as the result of a criminal act, such as rape or incest, have access to the choice of legal abortion in the Republic of Ireland.

Defeated 55/ votes to 52 votes

3) The ICGP calls on the government to include within the proposed legislation the provision that women who are pregnant with non-viable foetal anomalies have access to the choice of legal abortion in the Republic of Ireland.

Carried 55 votes to 52 votes

Dr Mary Favier comments on the motions passed today:

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