Abortion debate should be civil

The political year 2013 begins at 9.30am on Tuesday morning in the Senate chamber when the Oireachtas health committee begins three days of hearings on abortion legislation.

6th January, 2013

The political year 2013 begins at 9.30am on Tuesday morning in the Senate chamber when the Oireachtas health committee begins three days of hearings on the forthcoming abortion legislation.

Legal and medical experts will give evidence to the committee, as well as representatives of pro-choice and pro-life lobby groups and the Churches.

It is the beginning of the legislative process which will see the outline of a bill to give effect to the judgment of the...

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