Monday October 26, 2020

Clear vote in favour of abortion

The committee adopted a motion tabled by Fianna Fáil members that abortion should be permitted without restriction up to 12 weeks of pregnancy

14th December, 2017
Rosa activists Meabh Hennelly and Myriam Poizat hold abortion pills to highlight the 1825 women who take abortion pills in Ireland each year. Pic: Rolling News

The Oireachtas Eighth Amendment committee yesterday voted through a series of proposals that will be contained in a report to be published next week on the future of the abortion ban in Ireland.

The report will make a clear a recommendation that Article 40.3.3, which enshrines the equal right to life of the woman and the unborn in the Constitution, should be repealed and not replaced at all.

Significantly, the committee adopted a motion tabled by...

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