Debates on abortion make up large part of GP gathering in Galway city

Date Published: 11-May-2013

Debates on abortion are making up a large part of the annual gathering of the Irish College of GPs being held in Galway city

Several motions call on the Government to legislate for abortion in the case of rape, incest or non-viable foetal anomalies.

Junior Health Minister Alex White is addressing the conference which is also highlighting the fact that a plan to introduce free GP care for people with long term illnesses was meant to be in place by March of last year

The Government says are legal problems are delaying the plan

Meanwhile, an organisation supporting the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexual people has welcomed the publication of new guidelines for GPs, in treating lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

The document was launched today at the gathering of GPs in the Radisson Hotel