Draft General Scheme of the Protection of Maternal Life Bill 2013
Risk of loss of life from self-destruction
1. A person shall not be guilty of an offense under….when a medical procedure referred to in… is carried out by a register medical practitioner
at an appropriate location at which mental health services are also provided and in relation to such mental health services at least one of the psychiatrists referred in this head is employed.
one obstetrician and two psychiatrists have jointly certified that in their reasonable opinion
there is a real and substantial risk of loss of the pregnant woman’s life from self-destruction and this risk can only be averted by medical procedure in the course of which or as a result of which unborn human life is destroyed.
one obstetrician and two psychiatrists have revived the opinion referred to… and certified that they are of the same opinion.
2 At least one of the psychiatrists refereed to in… shall be a perinatal psychiatrist.
Thank you to @curtainqueen for her screen shots which enabled me to type up the draft bill from #vinb.
It is unworkable and the College of Psychiatrics of Ireland stated they would not take part in such compulsory assessments.
This is farcical and I can’t see any Dr wanting to put a person who is in such dire mental health through such a process. If you think this is absurd then I urge you to contact your TDs on this issue. The Abortion Rights Campgain have a draft letter you can use which you can find here: http://www.abortionrightscampaign.ie/2013/04/22/suicidal-women-should-have-to-see-no-more-that-two-doctors/