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We are happy to pass on this statement for AIMS Ireland who are at the forefront in advancing proper maternity care in Ireland.
AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish maternity services as being ‘outdated’, ‘patently unsafe’, and a ‘geographic lottery’.
(Wednesday 9 October 2013) The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today welcomed the HIQA report into the safety, quality and standards of care of Savita Halappanavar and called for the HSE to immediately conduct a full review of maternity services as recommended in the report.
Thirty years after the passing of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution on Sept 7, 1983, women in Ireland are still denied abortion except under the most restrictive circumstances. Clare Daly and Joan Collins call for a referendum to remove Art. 40.3.3 from the Constitution.
A further imposition of cut backs at St. Michael’s House is creating huge uncertainty for the service which cares for over 1,700 adults and children with intellectual disabilities. The recent announcement to cut a further €1 million from the service’s budget with immediate effect has been met with anger and bewilderment from service users and staff at St. Michael’s House.
Today decision by the high court to reject Aja Teehan’s bid to overturn the HSE’s refusal to allow her a home birth is a bitter disappointment but the campaign will go on.
Ms Teehan claimed that the HSE was unlawful in refusing to consider the merits of her application. She claimed that instead of looking at the individual case it simply applied a blanket policy to disallow her choice of a home birth. Ms Teehan believes that this refusal is a breach of her constitutional and human rights.