Abortion Counselling Ban in Ireland
Lancet. 1988 Apr 30; 1(8592): 1006.
The Irish Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that it is illegal to assist pregnant women in Ireland to travel abroad to obtain an abortion or to obtain further advice on an abortion. The implications of this decision which outlawed even the provision of the address and telephone number of a British clinic are explored, and the extent to which the Irish government, prodded by the anti-abortion lobby, will repress the spread of any information about abortion is questioned. (KIE abstract)