Conscientious objection in three hospitals has been cited as stopping the full rollout of abortion services in Ireland.
According to a Freedom of Information request received by the Journal.ie, Letterkenny University Hospital, Sligo University Hospital and Wexford General Hospital each have issues with providing full services due to staff conscientiously objecting.
Correspondence outlining abortion provision across several hospitals found an “an issue with conscientious objection has prevented the service commencing” in Wexford General Hospital.
Another document seen by the media group from May this year stated that “conscientious objection is still a significant challenge in Letterkenny University Hospital”.
In Sligo University Hospital it was indicated that it wouldn’t be likely until the last three months of the year before they can recruit staff willing to provide abortion.