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17.38 17 May 2019


The UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says it has not yet been formally asked to conduct a review into an abortion carried out at the National Maternity Hospital.

It’s following reports that they are to conduct a review following a complaint made by a couple who had been informed that tests showed that their much-wanted baby had a fatal-foetal abnormality - Edwards Syndrome.

The final diagnostic tests, after the abortion, concluded that there was no fatal foetal abnormality.

This obviously raises a range of issues and questions, and Ray O’Sullivan, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny joined Ivan to clarify the details of the diagnostic tests.


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Abortion Consultant Edwards Syndrome Fatal Foetal Abnormality Kilkenny Obstetrics And Gynaecology Ray O’Sullivan St Luke's Hospital UK's Royal College Of Obstetricians And Gynaecologists

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