IE: Abortion 'privacy breach' slammed

The Clinical Director of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, has strongly critcised the ‘leaking’ of details of a termination at the hospital which was reported to be the first to be carried out under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

Dr Peter Boylan expressed outrage at the leak, which he said could have identified the women concerned.

Holles Street is to carry out an investigation into how the information was given to the media. It was initially reported in today’s Irish Times.

Read more on Irish Health. The Irish Times report provides a lot of detail about the pregnancy and situation, including the name of the doctor, which could lead to identification of the patient.

Anyone and everyone involved in leaking this information to the media needs to be identified and fired without delay.

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