Fitzpatrick, Peter

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Debate

International Developments in the Provision of Health Care Services in the Area of Termination of Pregnancies: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and World Health Organization

I thank all of the delegates for coming. I do respect them. I have listened and learned. The focus, however, was on abortion and how to introduce it in Ireland. More Button

Dr. Johnson has said that if we reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, we can reduce the number of abortions. Dr. Aiken has said that when women leave clinics, they are helped with contracep...More Button

Health Care Issues Arising from the Citizens' Assembly Recommendations: Masters of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street and the Rotunda Hospital

I welcome the witnesses. I note that, in his submission, Professor Malone advocates neither a pro-choice nor pro-life agenda but he wants very strongly to call for abortion to be made available wh...More Button

Is it true that the witness is describing the abortion procedure as care? At what point is it decided that the baby is no longer the patient?More Button

I have some questions for Dr. Mahony about abortion on health grounds. If abortion is introduced on health grounds, even very restricted health grounds, there is definitely no way back. It is n...More Button