Nearly four months after the deadline, Portlaoise Hospital still isn’t providing abortions.
According to Midlands 103, a statement from the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, claims maternity staff still do care for cases of life-threatening pregnancy or fatal foetal abnormality.
They also claim to manage complications arising from terminations.
The only facility in the Midlands currently offering the procedure is Mullingar Hospital.
On 25 May 2018, the country voted overwhelmingly in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment in the landmark referendum.
It was an issue that sparked strong opinion on both sides with Laois no different than any part of the country. It dominated all forms of media and was a hot topic of conversation in every living room, kitchen and workplace in the country.
The decision to repeal the eighth amendment was signed in to law on 18 September 2018.