Press

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ABORTION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

8 April 2019

For immediate release

To coincide with World Health Day, the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) is launching a Thank You card for health professionals providing abortion in appreciation and support offor their work and their recognition of abortion as essential healthcare.  

ARC members nationwide will be sending out thank you cards to tell healthcare providers that members of their community support and thank them for delivering these services.

Abortion Rights Campaign spokesperson Richael Carroll said:

“300 GPs providing abortion services to date is a significant number but with over 1800 GPs on the register, there is some way to go before meaningful access to community based care is available to all.”

Carroll continued:

“We are encouraged by those already delivering this essential medical treatment, and heartened to see abortion services integrating smoothly into our overall reproductive healthcare.”

“We urge GPs considering whether to take on this vital service to remember Ireland voted 2:1 in favour of this, and that people are entitled to receive comprehensive, stigma-free healthcare in their local practice.”

Ends.

For more information please contact

Richael Carroll: 086 375 4046 or [email protected]