The Mater Hospital in Dublin’s north inner city is one of 25 named in controversial legislation where a pregnancy can be terminated if the woman’s life is in danger.
In a statement today, hospital chiefs said they had carefully considered the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act and would abide by the law.“The hospital’s priority is to be at the frontier of compassion, concern and clinical care for all our patients,” the statement said.
“Having regard to that duty, the hospital will comply with the law as provided for in the act.”
The confirmation follows claims last month from one of the hospital’s board of governors that it could not follow the law because of its Catholic ethos.
Fr Kevin Doran, based in Donnybrook in Dublin, had argued European regulations could allow the hospital to opt out of the new laws.
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