Friday, 20 March 2009

Abortion law guidelines published

Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation is different to other parts of the UK. Some time ago a court ruled that the NI Department of Health should issue clear guidelines on the law.

Now it appears that, with the backing of a recent Executive meeting, said guidance has made it out to health trusts and doctors.

Funny thing is that there is not a press release issued by the Department, nor is there a mention of this on its website. Thanks to links on news websites you can find the guidance letter, but as this is guidance to professionals to be disseminated by trusts, the public (and in this case expectant parents) have been by-passed.

This is much like the scriptwriters of The Simpsons producing their best ever episode but deciding that the wit is above their viewers.

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