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New head of Irish health service has sought liberalized abortion law

Catholic World News - July 27, 2012

The Irish government has named Tony O'Brien as head of the country's health service.

O'Brien, who has served in various executive roles in the health service since 2006, had previously been executive director of the Irish Family Planning Association, a group that promotes contraception and has long sought to amend Ireland's ban on elective abortion.

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