Doctor says those who don’t support legal abortions are supporting illegal ones

The Committee on the 8th Amendment has been told the amendment undoubtedly contributed to the death of Savita Halappanavar.

The comment was made by Prof Sir Sabar Arul, the incoming President of the British Medical Association and author of the report into the death of Savita.

He told the committee those in Ireland who did not support legal abortion were supporting illegal abortion because no matter what, some women will undergo terminations through methods like abortion pills.

The professor said there was no question in his mind that the 8th amendment contributed to the death of Savita: