Cura closes due to ac­cred­i­ta­tion needs

Irish Examiner - - News -

Cura, the Catholic Church’s sup­port ser­vice for women fac­ing cri­sis preg­nan­cies, will close to­day.

Cura said the de­ci­sion was due to de­clin­ing de­mand for its ser­vices and the new reg­u­la­tory en­vi­ron­ment for coun­selling, ini­ti­ated last month by the gov­ern­ment.

Cura pro­vided a na­tional helpline, as well as coun­selling and in­for­ma­tion ser­vices. The Ir­ish Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence con­firmed the move and praised its “pro-life con­tri­bu­tion” over its decades of work, while also ex­press­ing re­gret that Cura had been com­pelled to close due to the de­crease in de­mand for its ser­vices and the ac­cred­i­ta­tion re­quire­ments.

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