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FG’s Buttimer to chair Oireachtas abortion committee

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended radical changes to the state’s constitutional ban on abortion

28th May, 2017
Fine Gael’s Gerry Buttimer

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer is in line to chair the controversial cross-party committee on abortion.

The Citizens’ Assembly has recommended radical changes to the state’s constitutional ban on abortion to provide for terminations without restrictions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. This would require a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, which bans abortion in almost all circumstances.

Buttimer has indicated he would be willing to serve as chairman of the new cross-party...

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