State will introduce abortion of up to 12 weeks if 8th repealed

The Government is expected to publish draft legislation next year which will be, a senior source said, based on the Oireachtas Eighth Amendment Committee's recommendations

17th December, 2017

The government is likely to legislate for unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy if a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment is passed next year.

The Oireachtas Eighth Amendment Committee is recommending the deletion of the abortion ban from the constitution and for the state to provide for legal terminations, proposals which the government is set to adopt. The cross-party committee wants unrestricted access to terminations up to 12 weeks and for...

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