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05th Jan 2019

No GPs Have Signed Up To “Abortion Services” Currently In These Counties According To Report

Darragh Berry

The Irish Times is reporting that no abortion services are being provided in these counties as it stands.

Not one GP has signed up to the new service in the counties of Sligo, Leitrim, Carlow or Offaly as of yet, the report states.

Since abortion became legal in Ireland, the number of GPs willing to perform the service has hit the 200 mark.

Abortion is still very much a hot topic in Ireland despite the overwhelming support it received in the referendum.

On Thursday, anti-abortion protestors stood outside a Galway City practice where they held anti-abortion signs.

Speaking on Newstalk, Ailbhe Smyth – co-director of the Together For Yes campaign – said that she found “that this is public harassment, effectively, of people who are trying to access abortion services here.

“That’s deplorable. It’s despicable behaviour because they are deliberately seeking to deter women from accessing an entirely lawful health service in this country.”

One of the anti-abortion protestors said on Twitter:

“Positive news from Galway City. We stood outside a GP clinic that is on the HSE list as being an outlet for the abortion pill.

“The reaction from Galwegians was amazing. We had offers of food and coffee, beeping horns and support from many. The message was ‘keep going’.