GDC’s Dr. Favier’s Op-Ed on Abortion Provision Implementation in Ireland

GDC Board member Dr. Mary Favier explores factors in implementing the new law and allowing abortion provision with general practice as part of a comprehensive reproductive and sexual health service.

The implementation of the law and the initiation of abortion provision will be constrained by the time needed to pass legislation, to ensure licensing of medication, and to establish evidence-based procedures and protocols to ensure that the highest standard of care is delivered.  Fortunately, it is anticipated that many general practitioners will welcome this new service and preparatory work in order to facilitate abortion provision already has been done by many of those involved in the field.

Advocating for access to safe reproductive health care.