Less Than 30 GPs Providing Abortion Services In The Midlands

Today marks four years since the Repeal referendum.

Less than 30 GPs are providing in abortion services in the midlands, according to new research.

Today marks four years since the Repeal referendum, and the National Women's Council are marking the anniversary by highlighting the "rural divide" in abortion care.

Figures from the HSE show 13 counties - including Laois, Offaly and Westmeath - have fewer than 10 GPs providing services, while just 10 percent of GPs nationally have opted-in to providing terminations. 

The National Women’s Council says the campaign for abortion rights in Ireland isn’t over.

It's calling for the full decriminalisation of abortion, meaning women could seek a termination at any stage of pregnancy. 

Chair of the NWC, Orla O’Connor says the 12 week limit is forcing many people to travel abroad to access care:

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