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Amendment no. 81. Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

Vote from 11/07/2013

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Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett: I move amendment No 81:
In page 10, after line 39, to insert the following: “Fatal foetal abnormality

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Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett: I move amendment No 81:
In page 10, after line 39, to insert the following: “Fatal foetal abnormality
(1) It shall be lawful to carry out a medical procedure in respect of a pregnant woman in accordance with this section in the course of which, or as a result of which, a pregnancy is ended, where—
(a) the medical procedure is carried out by an obstetrician at an appropriate in- stitution, and
(b) subject to section 19, two medical practitioners, having examined the pregnant woman, have jointly certified that the foetus in question has a fatal foetal abnormality.
(2) Of the 2 medical practitioners referred to in subsection (1)(b)—
(a) one shall be an obstetrician who practices as such at an appropriate institution, and
(b) the other shall be a perinatologist who practices as such at an appropriate institution.
(3) If practicable, at least one of the medical practitioners referred to in subsec- tion (1)(b) shall, only with the pregnant woman’s agreement, consult with the woman’s general practitioner (if any) for the purposes of obtaining information in respect of the woman from that general practitioner that may assist the medical practitioners in their decision as to whether or not to make a section 10 certification in respect of the woman.
(4) Subject to section 19, the certifying obstetrician shall—
(a) forward, or cause to be forwarded, the section 10 certification to an appropriate institution, and
(b) make such arrangements as may be necessary for the carrying out of the medical procedure to which the section 10 certification relates at the appropriate institution.”.
Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”

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